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"Create Amazing tells the WHY, WHAT, WHO and HOW
America can be more economically competitive while solving for one of its greatest challenge…economic injustice…through the powers of employee ownership."
—Greg Graves


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In Create Amazing, Greg Graves argues persuasively that employee ownership - done the right way, and for the right reasons - can be a catalytic force for economic prosperity and corporate endurance. Drawing upon deep, practical experience as CEO of an employee-owned company, he lays out the what, the why, and the how of sparking an ownership mindset with an ESOP. Leaders who seek to fill their companies with people passionately engaged in the business for a very long time would do well to consider what Graves has to teach.

Jim Collins

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My Story

Greg is the former President, CEO and Chairman of Burns & McDonnell, one of America's most successful ESOP Stories and, consistently, one of America's Best Places to Work according to Fortune magazine. 

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What's an ESOP?

ESOP Stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

An ESOP is an IRS-qualified, defined contribution plan that provides a company’s workers with retirement savings through their investments in their employer’s stock, at no cost to the worker.  In Create Amazing, Greg takes the reader through ESOPs history, function and fiduciary highlights with an entire chapter dedicated as a How-To Field Guide for running their ESOP right.

2014 BMcD Employee
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Do you have what it takes to work like an Owner?


In good or bad times, ESOPs historically out perform their competition and are almost always looking for that next great employee-owner.

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