Imagine a workplace without bosses. Bill Gore, founder of W.L. Gore and Associates in Newark, Del., created a corporate culture defined by employee self-management and motivation--and a company that has been profitable for the past 32 years.
The manufacturer of the water-resistant Goretex fabric, as well as electronic connectors and other high-tech fabrics and products, W.L. Gore and Associates is a $250 million company with 15 locations and annual sales in the vicinity of $1 billion.