Bo Burlingham – Author of “Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big”

Small Giants: Redefining Entrepreneurial Greatness with Bo Burlingham

Mike interviews Bo Burlingham.

In this exhilarating episode, we dive deep into entrepreneurship with Bo Burlingham, the renowned author of “Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.” As Burlingham engages in a captivating conversation, listeners are taken on a transformative journey through the principles of business excellence, vision, and integrity.


From the outset, Burlingham’s wisdom transcends conventional business paradigms. His insights offer a refreshing perspective on success, emphasizing quality over quantity, purpose over profit, and authenticity over conformity. As the dialogue unfolds, listeners are treated to invaluable nuggets of wisdom that can redefine their approach to entrepreneurship.

One of the most compelling aspects of the conversation is Burlingham’s candid reflection on his journey as a journalist turned author. Despite his initial aversion to writing, Burlingham found solace in the process of research and post-writing reflection. His unconventional path to success is a testament to the importance of perseverance and passion in pursuing one’s dreams.

Moreover, Burlingham’s encounter with legendary entrepreneur Steve Jobs adds a layer of intrigue to the discussion. As he recounts his interview with Jobs during his Next and Pixar days, listeners gain profound insights into the visionary mindset that propelled Jobs to revolutionize the tech industry. Burlingham’s encounter with Jobs serves as a reminder of the transformative power of innovation and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

The conversation turns fascinating as Burlingham delves into the captivating story of Clif Bar, a company that epitomizes the essence of being a “small giant.” Burlingham’s recount of Clif Bar’s founder, Gary Erickson’s, audacious decision to reject a lucrative buyout offer to preserve the company’s integrity and vision is inspiring. This tale of unwavering conviction and foresight underscores the timeless principle that greatness transcends financial success.

Throughout the episode, Burlingham’s recommendations for must-read books resonate with aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to unlock their full potential. From Clayton Christensen’s seminal work on innovation to Jim Collins’ profound insights on greatness, Burlingham offers a curated list of literary gems that promise to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within.

Mike Fallat and Bo Burlingham talk about the book Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.

As the conversation draws close, listeners are left with a profound sense of empowerment and inspiration. Burlingham’s timeless wisdom is a guiding light for those navigating the tumultuous waters of entrepreneurship. His message is clear: greatness is not defined by size or scale but by the unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and authenticity.

This interview with Bo Burlingham is a masterclass in entrepreneurial excellence. Through engaging storytelling, profound insights, and invaluable lessons, Burlingham imparts timeless wisdom that transcends the confines of traditional business wisdom. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship or striving to elevate their business to new heights.

Embark on a transformative journey with Bo Burlingham as he unravels the secrets of small giants and redefines the essence of entrepreneurial greatness.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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