ABOUT Birthing of giants
ARE YOU READY TO BE THE
GIANT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS?
Ask Yourself These Questions
NEEDS A GIANT
Are you the right fit for Birthing of Giants?
Watch a quick interview with Executive Director, Lewis Schiff.
>> What’s the biggest opportunity lurking within your company right now?
>> What would your company look like if it were double the size next year? 10x bigger in 5 years?
>> What would make you feel fully engaged and excited about your company again?
>> What are you missing that your most successful peers can see in plain sight?
>> What would your strategic plan look like after it’s been vetted by business experts and your peers?
>> What would your company look like if it were a leader in your industry and everyone knew about it?
>> What’s holding you back from being a giant?
Birthing of Giants
Incubated in the halls of M.I.T., with the partnership of Inc. Magazine, Birthing of Giants has had several of the leading entrepreneurs of its day pass through its doors.
Today, the tradition has been passed to founders of The Business Owners Council. Founded in partnership with Inc. Magazine in 2010, The Business Owners Council has been led by Norm Brodsky and Lewis Schiff.
Here's Just a Sample of Our Past Presenters
Howard Schultz (Starbucks), Meg Witman (HP/EBAY), Deepak Chopra, Hank Paulson (US Treasury Sec'y, CEO Goldman Sachs), John Mackey (Whole Foods), Jim McCann (800 Flowers), Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Bert Jacobs (Life is Good), John Hendricks (Discovery Communications), Danny Meyer (Shake Shack), Maria Bartiromo (Fox News), Russell Simmons (Phat Farm), Steve Forbes (Forbes Magazine), Gary Vaynerchuk and others.
MEET THE BOARD OF EXPERTS
Norm Brodsky is a senior contributing editor for Inc., a veteran entrepreneur who has had 3 separate companies chosen for Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 list. In 2007, he sold CitiStorage for $110 million (detailed in Inc. Magazine… link). In 2017, he sold another company for $160 million. For the past four decades, Norm’s greatest success has been mentoring thousands of entrepreneurs and instructing millions through his columns in Inc. Magazine and his book, Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Toolkit for Entrepreneurs.
Lewis Schiff is the executive director of The Business Owners Council(ownerscouncil.net). He has authored or co-authored several books on success, including The First Habit: The One Technique That Can Change Your Life andBusiness Brilliant: Surprising Lesson from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons. Over the past two decades, he built and sold two media businesses to publicly-traded companies, iVillage and TheStreet.com.
Bo Burlingham is the author of five books,the most recent being Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014). A previous book, Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big (Portfolio/Penguin, 2006), was one of five finalists for the 2006 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.
Founding editor-in-chief, Inc. Magazine (20 years). Innovator of the seminal Inc. 500 ranking, focusing public attention on young, emerging-growth companies for the first time (led to the creation of Euro 500, AllWorld’s growth-company rankings in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and partnership with Michael Porter of Harvard B-School to create the Inner City 100). Inventor of Clark University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program. Long-time national leader in social sector directorships and fellowships at City Year, Kaufmann Foundation, Community Wealth Ventures, Initiatives for a Competitive Inner City [ICIC].
Jim McCann started his merchant career as a florist and then as the founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS), A consummate entrepreneur, McCann has shown a knack for making businesses grow and prosper. From its roots in 1976 as a single flower shop in Manhattan, NY, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has become the world’s largest florist with revenues expected to exceed $1 billion. In the process, McCann changed the way flowers and other gifts are marketed for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special occasions while helping to expand the definition of retailing – positioning his company to help customers express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives.
Chairman of Newport Board Group, a national partnership of CEOs who advise emerging middle market companies. Doug serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. He is Advisory Board Chairman for the Business Dynamics Research Consortium, a national research institute funded by the NASDAQ Foundation and the University of Wisconsin – Extension. Doug is the author of No Man’s Land, a leading text about growth companies that has been translated into many languages and won four National Best Business book awards. As CEO of Tatum LLC, Doug built a national professional service firm that was sold to Spherion (now SFN Group) in 2010.
- 2017-07-12 (NY, NY) 1-800-Flowers.com Founder, Jim McCann, Joins Birthing of Giants Board of Experts
- 2017-05-01 (NY, NY) 90 Entrepreneurs To Be Selected for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2018
- 2017-01-18 (NY, NY) Doug Tatum, author of No Man’s Land, Joins Birthing of Giants Board of Experts
- 2016-11-6 (NY, NY) Bo Burlingham and George Gendron Announced as New Additions to Birthing of Giants Board of Experts
- 2016-10-28 (NY, NY) 40 Entrepreneurs To Be Selected for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program in 2017
- 2016-10-10 (NY, NY) With Recent Acquisition, NY Entrepreneurs Carry On “Birthing of Giants” Tradition
Meet BIRTHING OF GIANTS FELLOW, Dave Dussault, P1 Industries
"WITHIN 90 Days, I INCREASED MY MONTHLY PROFITS BY $160,000"
THERE'S NO NEED TO TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Find out how Fellows like Dave Dussault, owner of micro-manufacturer, P1 Industries in Schenectady, NY, are amplifying their results within days of completing their Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program.