The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
In Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth, the monstrously creative, spontaneous, entreprenuerial, off-centered Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, realizes that he now captains a 250+ employee company with annual sales exceeding $40 million. In this book Calagione wrestles with making the transition from entreprenuer to leader while maintaining the levels of creativity and spontaneity that made the company what it is. For Calagione the book is an exercize in transitioning himself from entreprenuer to leader and bringing Dogfish Head to a new level while maintaining its corporate culture and is a chronicle of that process. The book alternates between Calagiones insights and musings and interviews with key staff and stakeholders. It oozes insights into the craft beer industry and also creative management. Calagione is an interesting and engaging writer. This book will appeal to those wanting to know more about Dogfish Head but also provides important insights into how to maintain the culture and creativity in a business as it grows from entreprenuerial startup to mature business.