Bo Burlingham and George Gendron Announced as New Additions to Birthing of Giants Board of Experts


November 6, 2016

New York, NY – Today, The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program announced the addition of two new members to its “Board of Experts.” Bo Burlingham, an award-winning writer covering small business and George Gendron, the founding editor of Inc. Magazine, will be joining other Board of Expert members as advisors and contributors to the Birthing of Giants curriculum.

About Bo Burlingham

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.

About George Gendron

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 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], more)

Originally incubated in the hallways of M.I.T. in 1996, with the partnership of Inc. Magazine, Birthing of Giants is an educational program for owners of growing companies and has had several of the leading entrepreneurs of its day pass through its doors. Earlier this year, The Business Owners Council (, a learning community for the owners of fast-growing companies—also incubated by Inc. Magazine—completed a transaction to acquire the brand in order to re-launch the legendary entrepreneurs masterclass program.

To be considered for this program, you must apply. Only 40 applicants will be selected for the 2017 year. Upon acceptance and completion of the program, you will be a Birthing of Giants Fellow for life and invited to alumni network conferences and events. High-achieving graduates will be invited to participate in an advanced accelerator program.



Norm Brodsky is a senior contributing editor for Inc. Magazine and has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Inc. 5000 Conference for over a decade. A veteran entrepreneur who has started three businesses that ranked in the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies, is also the author of Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Toolkit for Entrepreneurs


Lewis Schiff is the author of several books, including the best-selling, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons and the founder and executive director of The Business Owners Council, a learning community for the owners of fast-growing businesses.

For more information, please visit Birthing of Giants or call (347) 569-5123 or email [email protected]