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 runnPraise 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...
|Title||:||Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth|
|Number of Pages||:||265 Pages|
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Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth Reviews
Blueprint to a Billion is an excellent book for entrepreneurs who have achieved a scalable, repeatable sales process for their businesses and are poised at the threshold of exponential demand for their product. This book provides insight about how great companies achieved exponential growth to reach $1 billion in annual revenue.Start-ups have at least four distinct phases - concept, start, build and growth. Each phase has particular characteristics and requires a distinct approach to leadership and management. Thompson understands the growth phase very well. This book is the best guide available for businesses wishing to grow from $5-$10 million in annual sales to $1 billion. It is well-researched, well-organized and brought to life with frequent anecdotes to illustrate Thompson's points.Thompson was one of my role models in writing Great from the Start. Thompson's 7 essential points are well grounded in thorough research; he studied 387 companies that had an IPO after 1980 and grew to $1billion in revenue to uncover the common traits. Like Jim Collins' work, Thompson's is credible because he works hard to substantiate his conclusions.
see the full review at http://katemckeon.com/blueprint-to-a-...What is perhaps most interesting is that there are 3 major trajectories that companies on the Billion dollar path follow: 4 yr, 6yr and 12 yr. I was delightfully surprised to see that it was not technology firms dominating the billion dollar march. What economic sector hits the billion dollar revenue mark with the most frequency….
Good principles and good examples although the examples feel a little out of date already.
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.
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.
This is an excellent book that outlines how to get to a billion in revenue from a start-up.
Awesome book, dry but awesome. It shows the steps (all 7 of them) a company needs to take to make to be that Billion dollar stand out company.