June 22, 2007

News & Opinion: To a billion dollar business

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:06 PM – Filed under: 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:
  1. An interview on ABC News (link on the right side of the page).
  2. 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.
  3. An article published on the Street where he introduces the seven unique practices. David explains that "[w]hile Blueprint Companies represent 5% of the American companies that went public since 1980, the big surprise is their disproportionate impact: They account for 56% of employment in 2005 and 64% of market value created."

  4. And an article over at

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.