A complete plan for implementing an ownership program Act Like An Owner is an action guide to building a culture of employee ownership within an organization. Authors Blonchek and O'Neill, who use this approach as part of their consulting practice, are the first to detail how to implement such a program company-wide. In this book, they introduce the concept of the internal franchise and show how it is much more compelling than employee empowerment. The authors explain how to link each element of the company's success to the individual employee through the internal franchise framework. They also illustrate how the program helps to elevate the open-book management approach by emphasizing the importance of community and culture.