Read About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is as well known for its unique organizational style as it is for its unique products. If you're interested in reading what others have to say about our company, the books and articles listed on this page are good places to start.

Are you a student doing research on Gore? Be sure to check with your school librarian to find more resources. Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, we are no longer able to answer questions about our company from individuals.


  • Gary Hamel, What Matters Now, Jossey-Bass, 2012
  • Edward Lawler II and Christopher Worley, Management Reset, Jossey-Bass, 2011
  • Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson, Innovation to the Core, Harvard Business Press, 2008
  • Alan Deutschman, Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, Regan Books, 2007
  • Gary Hamel, The Future of Management, Harvard Business Press, 2007
  • R. Keith Sawyer, Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration, Basic Books, 2007
  • Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't, HarperCollins, 2001
  • Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz, The 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, Doubleday, New York, 1993


  • Deborah Ancona, Elaine Backman, Kate Isaacs, "Nimble Leadership," Harvard Business Review, July-August 2019
  • Drake Bennett, "The GORE-TEX Eye," Bloomberg Businessweek, May 2019
  • "The 100 Best Companies to Work For," FORTUNE magazine, 1998-2016
  • Robert Safian, "How to Lead in a Time of Chaos," Fast Company, October 2012
  • Laura Laing, "Profile: W. L. Gore & Associates," Exceptional (an Ernst & Young publication), July-December 2012
  • Eric Ng, "Engineering Corporate Creativity," South China Morning Post, July 2012
  • Rachel Emma Silverman, "Who's the Boss? There isn't One," The Wall Street Journal, June 2012
  • Tina Nielsen, "Company profile: W. L. Gore & Associates," Director magazine, February 2010
  • "The Fast Company 50," Fast Company, February 17, 2009
  • Reid Champagne, "Gore at 50," Delaware Today, July 2008
  • Gary Haber, "W. L. Gore: Weathering 50 Years of Change," News Journal, January 6, 2008
  • Paul J. Lim, "No Ideas? You're Not Alone--If You're in a Group, You'll Have a Better Shot at Being Creative," U.S. News & World Report, June 10, 2007
  • Ross Tucker, "Gore's Kelly: No Titles, All Team," Women's Wear Daily, November 16, 2005
  • "The Un-CEO," Fast Company, September 2005
  • Betty Hintch, "Strength in Product, Performance and Workforce Management," Human Capital, September 2004
  • Alastair McCall, editor, "Inspired All the Way to the Top" and "W. L. Gore: Making the Biggest Splash," The Sunday Times (London), March 7, 2004, 100 Best Companies to Work For special supplement
  • Alan Deutschman, "The Fabric of Creativity," Fast Company, December 2004
  • Ann Harrington, "Who's Afraid of a New Product?," FORTUNE, November 10, 2003
  • Michael Weinreb, "Power to the People," Sales & Marketing Management, April 2003
  • Laird Harrison, "We're All the Boss," Time, Inside Business edition, April 8, 2002
  • Rick Carter, "Quality's Different Drummer," Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, January 2002
  • Paul Judge, "How Will Your Company Adapt?," Fast Company, December 2001