Some companies are "born" great; others change and become great along the way. This seminar will discuss how both new and established companies become great. This seminar benchmarks world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great. The seminar begins with key lessons about business start-ups from Paul Hawken, author of Growing a Business, and Guy Kawasaki, author of Art of the Start and Enchantment. Next, the seminar looks at research on existing businesses, beginning with the management classic In Search of Excellence and then focusing on Jim Collins' research presented in Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice. Help your organization transition from being merely good to truly great.


  • The link between great companies and their core values
  • Getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats
  • The Hedgehog Concept - a model to identify your company's focal point to create maximum value
  • How great company leaders differ
  • Why a great company is like a flywheel
  • Why some great companies fall from greatness

Who Will Benefit

Corporate financial managers


Category Amount
Management Advisory 4.00


  • Richard Karwic

    Richard A. Karwic, MBA, has served as a management consultant for the most recent 10 years, after serving for 15 years as Chief Financial Officer for several diverse businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Karwic also served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for a mid-cap investment banking firm. Richard has worked in over 100 businesses, including divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies such as Stanley – Black & Decker, Parker Hannifin, Pfizer, and Linatex Corporation of America, where he also served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Karwic has been leading seminars since 1999 and has lectured at Western New England College. Richard's business practice is based in Wethersfield, CT.

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