This book is a roadmap for entrepreneurs and leaders of small-to-mid-sized enterprises who want to build enduring great companies. The original edition was Jim’s very first book, published as Beyond Entrepreneurship, with his coauthor Bill Lazier. The book provides practical guidance for becoming a great leader, setting a compelling vision, articulating an effective strategy, and achieving consistent tactical excellence.
In 2020, Jim released an ambitious upgrade, titled BE 2.0. This new edition adds four chapters and 15 essays, and returns Jim to his original focus on small, entrepreneurial companies. BE 2.0 honors Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2004, and extends his legacy with a chapter dedicated to the life lessons learned from Jim’s most important mentor.