“A business has to bob and weave with the marketplace. You can’t do the same thing forever and ever. You’ve got to be able to move with the flow,” he says.
McMurry believes the freedom the company creates for its employees will help the staff to head in this direction, while they remain happy and content being part of the growing family.
“Great people come with great ambition, and a desire to grow and be better …,” he says. “Management has to be very oriented that way, so personalities can survive and succeed …. We started not knowing what we were doing. We just built it and kept building it. We’re living and learning.”
Peter Beisser is a regular contributor to Publishing Executive. He previously was the managing editor of several North American Publishing Co. titles and has written extensively about the publishing industry.