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Leadership Lessons

Allen Serfas, Assistance Home Care
January 18, 2021
Evergreen journal

The Most Successful, Yet Little Known, Recycling Program Since the 1950s Has Evergreen Roots

Chris Pruitt, East Penn Manufacturing
January 11, 2021
Evergreen journal

Be Brave

Ingrid Carney, Ingrid & Isabel
January 05, 2021
Evergreen journal

Evergreen Perspective On 2020

Dave Whorton, Tugboat Institute
December 29, 2020
Forbes

Tugboat Institute Summit Listed Among Top Leadership Conferences to Attend in 2020

John Hall
January 27, 2020
INC Panel

How to Build a Business to Last 100 Years

Bo Burlingham, Inc. 5000 Panel
October 23, 2015
Fast Company

Why This Female CEO is Buying Back Her Company from Investors

Lydia Dishman, Fast Company
October 03, 2018
INC Magazine

Built to Last (And Last...And Last)

Bo Burlingham, Inc. Magazine
September 21, 2015

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

Tugboat Institute Summit 2021

Tugboat Institute Summit is an intimate, invitation-only gathering of Evergreen CEOs. This unique event brings together leading entrepreneurs who have the grit and resourcefulness to build and scale private, profitable, enduring and market-leading businesses that make a dent in the universe.

Tugboat Institute @EdwardJones

In October 2021, we will travel to St. Louis for our Tugboat Institute Exemplar Visit at Edward Jones headquarters. Hosted by the sixth managing partner in the 97-year history of Edward Jones and Tugboat Institute member Penny Pennington, this event will share insights on leading an enduring, growing Evergreen business that is owned by its partners. Over the course of two days, we will take an unvarnished look at the history of Edward Jones. We'll learn about how it evolved from a small band of financial advisors serving rural clients into a firm of over 55,000 employees, its unique relationship with Peter Drucker, how its approach to People First makes it one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work year-after-year, and gain deep insights into the key milestones, successes, and failures it experienced in its Evergreen journey. We will also enjoy exceptional food and drink together while exploring a few of Penny’s favorite areas around St. Louis each evening

Evergreen Companies are the most important companies in our society today and are redefining success.