Great Game of Business St. Louis

The Great Game of Business, headquartered in Springfield, MO, is a way of running a company that gets everyone focused on helping the business be successful. Employees’ goals and accountabilities are tied directly to the success of the company. It teaches all employees the Critical Numbers of the company and how they can make a difference – both individually and as part of a team. 
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“GGoB is a system of learning and a culture of success”
– Jack Stack, author of “The Great Game of Business”

We are the metro St. Louis team, coaching business owners in various ways on how to implement the principles and practices of The Great Game of Business into their business. Meet our coaches . . .

BILL COLLIER – Metro St. Louis authorized coach and first franchisee for The Great Game of Business.

Bill works with organizations in and around the St. Louis metro region who want to improve financial results, engage their employees and create a winning culture.
RON Aronpic (1)MELN – New metro St. Louis authorized Great Game coach!
Ron is a Great Game of Business Coach / Practitioner. He helps business owners realize their visions for their companies. When owners are struggling for growth, looking for help in getting to the next stage, or just looking for outside perspective, he helps move their companies in the right direction.
He is also a Great Game of Business practitioner. For the past 9 years, he’s been owner of St. Louis Small Business, Inc., publisher of St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a how-to magazine for owners of small- and mid-sized businesses; and the host of the St. Louis Business Expo, Missouri’s largest business-to-business expo. For Ameln, the Great Game helped him clearly define his business challenges, and helped encourage his employees to be more engaged in the company.

The Great Game of Business book

20th Anniversary Edition


Based on Jack Stack’s best-selling book, The Great Game of Business is a unique and well-proven approach to running a company that is based on a simple, yet powerful belief: “When employees think, act and feel like owners . . .  everybody wins.” This proven “business operating system” teaches employees the basics of business, holds them accountable for their actions and provides them a stake in the outcome.

In 1983, Jack Stack, along with 12 other managers, scraped together $100,000 in cash, borrowed $8.9 million and transformed a failing division of International Harvester into one of the most successful and competitive companies in America. Under Stack’s leadership and Open-Book Management approach (later coined “The Great Game of Business”), this formerly failing company has now become SRC Holdings Corporation, a thriving company of 1,200 engaged employees in 13 business units across a variety of industries that produces $450 million in annual sales.

Open-Book Management wasn’t born in a think-tank or at some Ivy League business school, and it wasn’t dreamt up by consultants. It was forged on the factory floors of SRC and proven in every industry around the world over the past 30 years. In fact, there’s a community of GGoB practitioners worldwide making a real and lasting difference in the world.

GGoB has been proven to work in all workplaces:

  • Union & Non-Union
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Service businesses, manufacturing, construction, distribution and more

To learn more about the different types of business that have implemented the Game, please visit the GGoB HQ website Case Studies.

GGoB creates a workplace environment that fosters:

  • Bottom-up innovation
  • Front line leadership
  • Peer-to-peer accountability
  • Entrepreneurial thinking throughout the workforce
  • Increased profits

What can the St. Louis Team and GGoB do for me?

We can help you …

  • create a culture of accountability, one where employees are the solution.incMag
  • make sure the right people are tracking and working on the right numbers.
  • provide your team with simple, common-sense education on business and financial literacy.
  • create the right incentives to energize your team and reward them for hitting your financial targets.

In short, we can help you improve your financial results by engaging your management team and increasing the accountability in your workforce.