Encore - Small Is Beautiful: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

September 8, 2015
Hosted by Nancy Lin

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Episode Description

With the business environment becoming more competitive than ever, many companies are wrapped-up in the notion that if they don’t grow rapidly, they will not survive. Magazines are full of top 10 lists that measure success by size and wealth. In this episode, Inc’s editor at large, Bo Burlingham, will talk about his book, Small Giants, in which he discusses companies that strive to be great instead of big and define their own success. We will gain insight into how these companies thrive by creating a positive impact on the businesses and the lives of the people that they come in contact with.

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“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons.

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Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF (www.changeagentsf.com). She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.

Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.

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Episode Directory

September 2015

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