David G. Thomson is a bestselling author, advisor and speaker. He is the founder and Chairman of the Blueprint Growth Institute, a specialized management consulting firm focused on helping companies develop growth strategies. His insights on the success patterns of America's highest growth companies - which he wrote about in his bestseller Blueprint to a Billion - have been embraced globally. Thomson has been studying and leading business growth for 20 years in general management and executive sales/marketing at Nortel Networks and Hewlett-Packard and as an associate principal during his five years at McKinsey & Company.
His newest book, "Mastering the 7 Essentials of High-Growth Companies" is on its way to becoming widely embraced by management teams worldwide. Thomson continues to identify actionable insights that teams can apply to grow their business even through the most challenging of times.
Following Thomson's first book, Investor's Business Daily has named Thomson a "Guru for uncovering the blueprints behind sizzling growth firms". Thomson has been recognized for his unique perspective that identifies the success pattern of America's highest revenue growth companies. Over the past two years, he has presented his 7 Essentials to over 25,000 management leaders worldwide. His articles appear on Businessweek.com and he has been featured on CNBC, ABCNews.com, MSNBC, SKYTV, Leader to Leader, NY Times, and the Korean Economic Daily.
Thomson is continuing his research that will identify "The Next 800 Companies to Lead America's Growth". He applies the quantitative "Blueprint" success pattern to identify the next companies, industries and states that will lead the next growth cycle through 2016. These companies will generate 3.4 million new jobs through 2016.
Visiting Thomson's website, readers can utilize tools to help grow their business. The 7 Essentials Scorecard can help companies measure performance against each essential (it is free!). The 7 Essentials Workshop will help teams define an actionable roadmap.