Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 8, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Praise for BLUEPRINT TO A BILLION

"A wonderful, well thought out analysis of entrepreneurship and leadership of a growth company."
—Howard Lester, Chairman, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

"If you dream about growing your business to a billion, this is a fascinating down-to-earth study that you must read. Apply the seven essential principles to your business and you are off and running. Learn about strategy, growth, leadership, team building, and a whole lot more."
—Joe Scarlett, Chairman of the Board, Tractor Supply Company

"Blueprint to a Billion is a well-researched and thoughtfully written book that quantifies the growth pattern of America's highest growth companies."
—Professor John Quelch, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School

"Eighty percent of the top-performing stocks in the last twenty years were small entrepreneurial companies that had an IPO in the prior eight years. Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven key things these innovators did in common to become America's greatest growth companies."
—William J. O'Neil, Chairman and Founder Investor's Business Daily, www.investors.com

"Thomson has written a masterful work that will catalyze, empower, inspire, motivate, and illuminate entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers. The world needs this book and will profit from it in manifold ways."
—David M. Darst, Managing Director, Individual Investor Group Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley

  

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User Review  - May - Goodreads

Not a fan. Although some of the Grahamn and Dodd bent is appealing for someone new to the markets; I'm more taken a back by what appears to be a lot of backfilling of data. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Wilson - Goodreads

Decent content but so many statistics and technicalities that it became difficult to stay engaged. I found myself trying to read it before bed and falling to sleep more times than not. Read full review

Contents

Preface
The Blueprint Thesis
Part ONE Create and Sustain a Breakthrough Value
Part TWO CREATE AND SUSTAIN EXPONENTIAL
Exploit a HighGrowth Market Segment
Marquee Customers Shape the Revenue Powerhouse
Leveraging Big Brother Alliances for Breaking into New Markets
Part THREE SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE
The Management Team
The Board
Blueprint Companies for the Next Decade and Your Part in Them
Appendix B Delivering Breakthrough Benefits Drives Exponential Growth
Methodology
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

DAVID G. THOMSON has been leading business growth for twenty years in general management and executive sales/marketing at Nortel Networks and Hewlett-Packard. He also served as an associate principal during his five years at McKinsey & Company. Thomson graduated with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He resides with his family in Overland Park, Kansas.

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