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eBook Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth ePub

by David G. Thomson

  • ISBN: 0471747475
  • Category: Finance
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: David G. Thomson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1789 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1791 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 635

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Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven key things these innovators did in common to become America's greatest growth .

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, ww. nvestors. 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.

Blueprint to a Billion book. Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven key things these innovators did in common to become America's greatest growth companies. Praise for BLUEPRINT TO A BILLION A wonderful, well thought. -William J.

Blueprint to a Billion, Marquee Customer, and The Essentials Triangle are trademarks owned by David . Blueprint to a Billion provides a roadmap for the future. This book provides a blueprint that is fact based and actionable.

Blueprint to a Billion, Marquee Customer, and The Essentials Triangle are trademarks owned by David G. Thomson. For general information on our other products and services or for technical support, please contact our Customer Care Department within the United States at (800) 762-2974, outside the United States at (317) 572-3993 or fax (317) 572-4002. This road-map can help leaders take their organizations to the top and it can help companies thrive in the face of incredible global competition.

Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven key things these innovators did in. .

Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven key things these innovators did in common to become Americas greatest growth companies. Professor John Quelch, Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School. 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.

This reliable resource extends the insights from Thomson's bestselling book, Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth to apply the 7 Essentials to all companies

This reliable resource extends the insights from Thomson's bestselling book, Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth to apply the 7 Essentials to all companies. Thomson is known as America's growth expert on what it takes to transform a small business into a billion dollar one. He has been recognized by Investors Business Daily as the Guru for Uncovering the Blueprint for Sizzling Growth Companies.

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Blueprint to a Billion. 7 Essentials to Achive Exponential Growth. This book could have been called 'A Billion Dollars Made Easy'. What an awesome book! This book fills a much needed niche

Blueprint to a Billion. What an awesome book! This book fills a much needed niche.

To foster this phenomenon in your company, replicate the "seven essentials to achieve exponential growth. Essential Create and Sustain a Breakthrough Value Proposition". A company achieves a breakthrough value proposition when it delivers a product or service that fulfills an eager, specific market demand. This value proposition has three critical components: The market - Build value by creating new markets or refining your existing value proposition. Genentech, a biotech company, created a new market.

Praise for BLUEPRINT TO A BILLION

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

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

"Blueprint to a Billion is a well-researched and thoughtfullywritten book that quantifies the growth pattern of America'shighest growth companies."—Professor John Quelch, Senior Associate Dean, HarvardBusiness School

"Eighty percent of the top-performing stocks in the last twentyyears were small entrepreneurial companies that had an IPO in theprior eight years. Blueprint to a Billion tells you the seven keythings these innovators did in common to become America's greatestgrowth companies."—William J. O'Neil, Chairman and Founder Investor's BusinessDaily, 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 willprofit from it in manifold ways."—David M. Darst, Managing Director, Individual Investor GroupChief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley

Comments

Broadraven Broadraven
If a single buzz word from this book dazzles a single prospective client, then you've instantly got your money's worth. For me, the concept was "inflection point." It dazzled and delighted. And so far, I've only skimmed through the pictures. The value of the book is not whether your company generates a billion dollars or not, but whether any of its concepts, perspectives, or approaches are useful. Did it return a positive ROI? Does it outperform the television re-run you'd otherwise sit around watching tonight? Does it inform your future decisions? The book is worth many times more than the cover price... and if the past is a good indicator, it will stay relevant for decades, as such studies often are.

Of course, books like this are always worth more than the golden pages they should be printed on, but only in the hands of a passionate, dedicated person who has only themselves to blame. In a world full of vast abundance, it's only a worthless doorstop to the mediocre minds of the unwashed mass of mere mortals armed with their knee-jerk superstitions, old wive's tales, and data-blind approach to profits. No offense, but billion dollar ideas surround you daily, if you'd only open up to them.

If a single worthy idea delivers you a slight edge, it's worth far more than the purchase price, and worth more than the time it takes to read it. A truly great book (maybe not this one) is sometimes worth worth shutting down your entire production for a day, just to read it out loud to a thousand weeping, shaking employees, or worth engraving onto towering granite obelisks to inform future generations for centuries to come, but you'd have to make that calculation yourself.

Speaking as a person whose time is objectively and measurably worth over $1500 per hour, I can tell you this book was worth my time spent ordering it, reading parts of it, and I expect to read it again several times before the earthworms devour my cold flesh.

Is it a blueprint? Does it answer every question? Does it deliver on it's promise? Does it explain how to do things? It doesn't need to. You can get a copy for about 4 bucks and then decide for yourself. In 2012, you have a billion dollars in supercomputing power between your ears. The silicon equivalent of 100 trillion synapses is pricey. The pride of Japan, the "K" supercomputer gulps down 20 million dollars of 'megawatt hours' per year. Use your massive intelligence for something more worthwhile than making excuses, since you're the one facing the all the consequences when you blame anyone else but yourself for your outcomes. You'll be the one to live with the billions to be made... or through inaction, the billions to be lost.
Jode Jode
I read some stellar reviews on this book and expected it to be a milestone business guide. I was even enthusiastic through the first couple of chapters. However, if you have any business training and have been within 10 miles of a start-up or growth-stage company in your life, this book is pretty elementary. A value proposition, decent leadership, a Board that can open any door in the universe, a couple of mammoth customers - how can a company fail? Those accomplishments alone will get almost any company to a decent liquidity event unless it was all dumb luck. The most frustrating thing about the book is that it's all about "what." This is what makes it seem, as one reviewer put it, as if it were a PowerPoint presentation. It lists out the "whats" that, in retrospect, some very successful companies did. But it leaves out the "hows." Any company would give a lot to have their industry's equivalent of Tom Siebel on the Board. But Tom's number is not exactly in the phone book. So the question is, *how* does a company get those people on the Board? How does a company identify and even get in the door of those marquee companies? While the book gives a few snippets and a case comparison at the end, it really left my practical appetite unsatisfied. Maybe the whole book was a consulting proposal - if you want the "hows" you pay the piper.
Geny Geny
I'm a skeptic about David Thomson's methodology. A billion dollar company is a black swan event that is slightly more complex than a post mortem analysis of an inflection point in revenue, and time series analysis of partnerships and board composition. That is not to say that that "Blueprint to a Billion" is a poorly executed book, there are in fact a number of good observations and takeaways for any business, I just wouldn't call it a "blueprint". The author makes a lot of prescriptive observations which fit the collected data, but all of which have very little predictive power for future generations. This could have been a much stronger book.
Samulkree Samulkree
I'm nearly finished reading this book as I write this review and I have to say that it's one of the best business books I've ever read. I can see myself referring to it repeatedly in the future as I chart my course in achieving my business goals.

While I will readily agree with earlier reviewers that the book only reveals to us the 20/20 vision insights of success viewed in hindsight - I'll temper that concession by asking: 'What else can an author do?' Whether the writer is a consultant or former entrepreneur, he or she definitely can't take us by the hand and guide us to our successes. This book does about as best as could be asked of the only viable alternative to that: Showing us a formula that's worked consistently in the past for numerous companies and the individuals who run them.

Whatever your business aspirations or goals for personal wealth are, this book should be in your personal library. It will raise your business acumen - whether you want to build a great small business or a billion dollar revenue public company.
Urtte Urtte
In "Blueprint to a Billion", David Thomson does a great job at illustrating what has worked and why it has worked. I appreciate that the qualitative claims are well substantiated by a thorough quantitative analysis. I had the opportunity to work for some Blueprint companies, like Siebel Systems, where I was managing the CRM SBU and the Blueprint provided me with a fascinating framework to look back at what had happened!
I particularly agree with the emphasis on innovations that do deliver tangible and "monetizable" benefits to customers, as well as the quest to acquire marquee customers. But of course, your company has different potential futures that are shaped by the decisions you're making right now, so get back to work!