Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth

By David G Thomson

"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,

"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


NEWS & OPINION: Crowdsourced Entrepreneurial Reads

Posted September 14, 2009, 7:17 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson from avc. com kicked up interest in books that entreprenuers should read. Fred, in particular, made the point that "there is way more insight to be gained from stories than from business books. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Blueprint to a Billion Revised

Posted July 29, 2009, 3:41 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It is rare that a management book is revised. David Thomson's Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth is an exception. Thomson's original work, which achieved top 10 positions on our 2006 and 2007 Best Seller list, presented a case that teams can learn from best practices. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: 800-CEO-READ 2007 Best Sellers

Posted February 5, 2008, 2:12 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Below you'll find the list of our top 25 bestsellers for 2007. Congratulations and thanks to everyone on the list! The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: To a billion dollar business

Posted June 22, 2007, 2:06 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
David's Blueprint to a Billion is still getting quite a bit of coverage after being out for over a year. Here are a few links you may have missed: An interview on ABC News (link on the right side of the page). Billion dollar companies have exponential financial growth (example: Google that went from 15 million to one billion in a mere four years) and follow seven unique managerial practices. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: 2006 Bestsellers (a little late)

Posted March 27, 2007, 7:33 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Some folks started asking us for the 2006 bestsellers. Some how we forgot to do this right after the New Year, and I know many of you are dying to hear the results. One note on methodology: We award points to a book's position on our monthly list, as well as the number of months it appears on our lists. Read more


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About the Hardcover

Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publish date 11/01/2005
Pages 265
ISBN-13 9780471747475
Language English