David Thomson is founder and Chairman of The Blueprint Growth Institute., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on helping companies develop business development and growth strategies to successfully achieve exceptional or exponential growth. David's billion-dollar business building experience, combined with his McKinsey & Company consulting background, provides a unique ability to turn insights into actions. His passion for innovation, business development strategies and growth leadership is reflected in his keynote speaking, business growth research and business development consulting services. He is the author of the best-selling book, Blueprint to a Billion®: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth (John Wiley & Sons) that provides the first quantitative identification of the success patterns of America’s highest growth companies that he calls the "Blueprint Companies". His book has been released across Asia in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and China. SoundView Book Summaries awarded the Blueprint to a Billion as one of the top 30 business books for 2006. It was recently ranked the #4 best selling book for 2007 at 800CEOREAD.com.