Forbes Magazine recently published their 200 Best Small Companies list.
As is typical for Forbes, their definition of "small" is more like "Wall Street small" - from $21 million up to $745 million in annual revenue.
According to Forbes, "If you're looking for a list of the hottest sensations of the moment--you've come to the wrong place. Our list of the 200 Best Small Companies doesn't do flashes in the pan. It does, however, feature solid and consistent hitters that have performed well when measured over the last 12 months and the past five years, and are poised for another growth spurt."
BOTTOMLINE: Want to be considered a "best" company - the keys: being a solid, consisten hitter that has performed well over several years. That is also part of the definition we use at Six Disciplines for a "top-performing" organization. It's all part of achieving lasting excellence.