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If you are the CEO or President of an Evergreen business, you have just found your tribe.

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Recognizing companies that are values-driven and held to
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Evergreen journal

Hemingway’s Idaho: Code, Companions, and Characters

Phil Huss, Sun Valley Community School
June 25, 2019
Evergreen journal

Our Employees Are Our Most Important Customers

Tim Mitchell, Auto Pride Car Wash
June 18, 2019
Evergreen journal

The Unexpected Upsides of our Employee Ownership

Bill Roark, Starfish Holdings, Inc.
June 11, 2019
Evergreen journal

David Versus Goliath: Purposeful Growth in a Mature Industry

Greg Twardowski
June 04, 2019

Read some of our recent articles

INC Magazine

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

Bo Burlingham, Inc. Magazine
September 21, 2015
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
Forbes

Tugboat Makes Top 4 in 2018 Leadership Conferences CEOs Should Attend

John Hall, Forbes
February 28, 2018

What members are sharing

Watch some our recent talks

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Reinventing Radio Flyer (VIDEO)
Robert Pasin
September 11, 2017
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Doing the Impossible
Jack Stack
January 15, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

Tugboat Institute Summit 2019

June 25 - 28, 2019 Sun Valley, Idaho

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 @SiliconValley

October 15 - 17, 2019 Silicon Valley, California

We invite Tugboat Institute Members to join us this October in California for our Fall Exemplar experience. Four of our members – Don MacAskill, Mac Harman, Calvin Tsay, and Jed York –will share with us their stories of starting, staying, and growing Evergreen companies in the heart of Silicon Valley. Over the course of a few days, these CEOs and key team members will share their hard-earned wisdom across a variety of practices including People First, Pragmatic Innovation, partnerships, and community engagement. We will also enjoy exceptional food and drink together while exploring a few special areas on the Peninsula and in San Francisco.

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