What Makes a Great Growthinker? (Kudos Jonathan Gomez!)

Nice kudos to Jonathan Gomez for suggesting this great Monday morning meeting question - "What Makes a Great Growthinker?"  Here were some of the answers the LA Team shared:

"Be Quick but Don't Hurry"

"Patience and Persistence"

"Client Focus"

"Care"

"Execution"

"Curiosity"

"Attention to Detail"

Many of these are included and expressed in our values, our client promises, and our company culture as expressed on our website, but is a great reminder as we start our week to share them in our own words.

Great Work by Maria Williams of the Growthink Market Research team!

"What else can I say but, WOW! I am absolutely blown away by what was compiled for my market research, impressed I mean. How could I have EVER produced such a compilation? Not easily I can assure you, and now that you have completed it, and with only a brief perusal I can see the depth and clarity of the information. I suspect you have some pretty nifty computing power, but how it was done is irrelevant, I cannot thank you all enough. Very fine work!

A very grateful start-up owner, 

Patrick Minns

Solar Tech DIY, Inc"

Aaron Levie Honored at Silicon Beach at USC Event



Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of enterprise close company Box, was honored yesterday as the USC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, part of USC's Marshall School of Business, hosted the event, which was attended by over 500 entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and students.

Levie spoke for about an hour, then took questions from students in the audience. He was funny and engaging and offered up a superb gem of wisdom when he said Box really started to grow once they adopted a mindset of "Constant, relentless execution mode."


Now in its third year, the event featured break out panels on diverse topics for entrepreneurs such as:
  • Business models and business plans
  • Apps and the growth of mobile phones
  • Legal advice and structures
  • Marketing
  • Cryptocurrency (such as BitCoin)
  • Generating revenue
$50,000 in prize money was also given away in the finals of the Venture Competition. Each team gave an eight minute presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A from four judges, including Lloyd Greif. The winners were:

1st prize, $25,000 to LeadBoost
2nd prize, $15,000 to StatisLabs
3rd prize, $10,000 to Movn​