tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:/posts Growthink: The Stream 2015-08-27T00:17:47Z Growthink tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/898087 2015-08-27T00:15:02Z 2015-08-27T00:15:02Z Fear the Walking Dead and Growthink Client Bill Johnson of Crowdfund Films! Billboards are all over LA for Growthink Client Bill Johnson of Crowdfund Films!  Watch it on AMC, Google Play, and Amazon!  Awesome and exciting stuff

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/896066 2015-08-21T00:06:54Z 2015-08-27T00:17:22Z Growthink's Marci Haire and Alicia LaDuke Receive Great Client Feedback! Major Kudos to Marci Haire and Alicia LaDuke for EXCELLENT research on several large strategic consulting engagements! 

Marci headed up the research for a real estate development project in Bulgaria.  The client was very happy with the research conducted and we are off to a great start to the engagement!

Alicia completed an opportunity assessment for an online talent management platform and the clients  were very pleased by the end result!

In addition to managing the daily needs of our market research practice, Marci and Alicia were able to complete fantastic work products for these engagements! Thank you Marci and Alicia for all that you do! 



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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/893486 2015-08-13T23:56:47Z 2015-08-14T21:15:17Z Awesome client testimonial for Growthinkers Jonathan Gomez and Darlene Fukuji These are the kind of great client notes that make a business happy!  Great, great job Jonathan and Darlene!

I recently had the distinct pleasure of working with Jonathan Gomez, Darlene Fukuji and Growthink to develop a business plan for a start-up which is an on-line travel platform. They were absolutely phenomenal! 

Jonathan and Darlene expertly conducted her due diligence in a manner that challenged us to think in a manner that transformed our concept into a business model that made sense in the challenging investors' space and made sense as a viable business model to the stakeholders. She guided us with expertise and thought leadership that continually inspired me to challenge my team to focus and create strategic initiatives needed to validate the business plan for a start-up! 

Jonathan and Darlene created a financial model that was a perfect living, breathing and flexible tool that combined the market assumptions with statistical data to form a document that is a combination of predictive analytics and believable financial data. This tool will be used to forecast, predict, track and budget for the new business as it is a "living" and flexible model that includes all of the standard business financials. 

Jonathan and Darlene are intelligent, insightful and creative thinkers who collaborated with me, in a team setting, that was as professional and productive as I've seen in the last twenty-five years of executive management. 

Thank you Jonathan and  Darlene, I appreciate your help and talent, and I will always endorse and support you. You are both quite special and gifted. Thank you very much for helping us. 

- Michael Przybyla, Mighty Media Group

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/893144 2015-08-13T00:44:58Z 2015-08-13T15:36:57Z Growthink Excited and Proud to be Named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List! Growthink is excited and proud to be named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List (the 4th time we have made this prestigious list!).  Per the words of Inc. Magazine President Eric Schurenberg:

"For 34 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Growthink now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to Growthink, the 2015 list adds such powerhouses as Fitbit, Smashburger, Bowlmor AMF,Planet Fitness, Giftcards.com, Radio Flyer, Box, and Mindbody. You are in good companywhich is exactly where you belong.

Congratulations to you and your team. You should be proud of all Growthink has achieved to date. I wish you many more years of success."

A MAJOR thank you and kudos to all of my hard-working colleagues.  You inspire me daily with your amazing hard work, resiliency, and enthusiasm and passion for our business and our clients.  Awesome stuff!!

Jay

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/847543 2015-04-27T15:24:20Z 2015-04-27T17:30:42Z Jeff Jones 10 Year Growthink Anniversary This week is Jeff's 10 Year Growthink Anniversary!  Jeff - thank you for all of the amazing hard work, rock star attitude, enthusiasm, and resilience always, and for your friendship and support over the years.  It has been quite a ride, and I am confident that the best for is very much yet to come!  

Jay

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/837892 2015-04-08T16:44:59Z 2015-04-08T16:45:01Z Sign Up Today - 4th Annual University Venturing & Angel Summit - May 19 at USC ]]> Luke Brown tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/834519 2015-04-02T00:58:05Z 2015-04-02T20:21:21Z Happy Work Anniversary to Bridget and Sam! Congratulations to Bridget for reaching the 4 year mark and Sam for reaching the 2 year mark! Way to go! 


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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/834514 2015-04-02T00:32:01Z 2015-04-02T12:51:16Z Happy 10-Year Anniversary Pete Kennedy! Today is Pete Kennedy's TEN year anniversary at Growthink.

Pete, thank you so much for all your ideas, input and energy that you've given us over the past 10 years and I/we look forward to working with you for many more!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/833093 2015-03-30T14:46:28Z 2015-03-30T16:37:20Z Luke Brown 4 Year Anniversary!
Today is Luke Brown's 4 year anniversary at Growthink.

Congrats Luke!  Great milestone.

Luke Brown
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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/830998 2015-03-26T16:44:41Z 2015-03-26T16:52:28Z Awesome Client Testimonial for Growthinkers Sam Park, Jonathan Gomez, and Ethan Bennett! Great job guys!!

"Hi Jonathan and the growthink team, As we close in on the completion of our Business Plan and Pitch Deck etc,

and await the final delivery tomorrow, I want to seize this opportunity to thank you for a really great job, well done.

The meetings we've had have been very positive, proactive, productive and progressive and the recommendations from you have been invaluable. When our success story is told, your contribution would reflect as a significant part of our story.

While it was expedient, it was not convenient to have to shell out money at this stage as a start up, but it is indicative of our commitment to due diligence and process and the fact that we are all determined and willing to pay whatever price is required to succeed.

On behalf of Team OKAYHOUSE/ariya, those you met and the ones you didn't meet, I say thank you very much and God bless."


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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/823751 2015-03-13T02:51:59Z 2015-03-13T02:51:59Z Growthink 2015 Spring Hike and Retreat

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/822142 2015-03-10T15:37:02Z 2015-03-11T16:49:56Z Former Microsoft CEO and Current LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer visits with Growthinker Luke Brown

Very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Steve Ballmer  speak and to do Q&A with him today. Among the takeaways , 

the most poignant and relevant were: 

* There's plenty of capital available for good business ideas. 
* Telling Satya Nadella, upon Nadella being named CEO of 
Microsoft: "Be bold - but be right!" 
* Ballmer's self-described leadership style is fluid based on 
time and situation. 
* "Get rid of your dead wood employees. High performers 
hate them." 
* Ballmer describes his personality as "hard core", meaning 
he thinks he's relentless, persistent, and tenacious. He told 
a story of happily winning a $20 golf bet from the Dean of 
Marshall School of Business, Jim Ellis. 
* Ballmer said it took Microsoft 15 years to master selling to 
enterprise customers. 
* He described many Microsoft employees coming to him with 
great ideas, yet those same employees were unable to execute 
on their own ideas. In that situation, even a company as large 
as Microsoft still suffers from some of the same pains as many 
startups. 
* He considers recruiting and company culture vital. He and Bill 
Gates placed high importance on that, even when they had just 
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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/817062 2015-03-01T19:48:43Z 2015-03-02T03:20:37Z Happy 9th Anniversary Phil Frost! Today is Phil Frost's NINTH year anniversary with Growthink.


Phil started with us on March 1, 2006.

Phil has been instrumental in the growth of Growthink and Growthink Publishing, and has also been helping with Guiding Metrics.

Thanks Phil for all your efforts!
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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/816570 2015-02-27T20:57:03Z 2015-02-28T13:36:53Z Happy Birthday Kyle!

We hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and that your wishes come true! Happy Birthday!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/813854 2015-02-20T22:14:45Z 2015-02-21T15:27:48Z Happy Birthday Luke!

Happy Birthday to Growthinker Luke Brown!!  

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/813540 2015-02-20T01:06:02Z 2015-02-20T01:06:02Z Dave Lavinsky Presenting to 3,400 attendees at Traffic and Conversion Summit 2015!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/813433 2015-02-19T18:29:22Z 2015-02-19T18:29:23Z Growthink Facebook now has More than TEN THOUSAND Likes!  Less than 1% of all company pages reach this amazing #.  Thanks to all for their great support and enthusiasm for our company and our mission of helping all entrepreneurs succeed. 

https://www.facebook.com/growthink #10,000 Likes.

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/812795 2015-02-18T01:44:51Z 2015-02-18T01:44:52Z Andrew Bordeaux and Katie Perratore REPRESENTING at Traffic and Conversion 2015 in San Diego!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/802906 2015-01-26T19:41:27Z 2015-01-26T19:43:10Z Business Fundamentals Bootcamp! Our Company will be presenting at the Business Fundamentals Bootcamp, on Feb.10, 2015at the Beverly Hills Women's Club!  The theme of this event is “Think Big, Go Big!” To register and for further info please click here.
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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/800728 2015-01-23T01:31:14Z 2015-01-23T01:31:14Z Thank You! Thanks to the Growthinkers who traveled far to Los Angeles today - Alicia, Bridget, Dave, and Stacey - for a great day of strategy sessions, brainstorms, and re-connecting.  And also a thanks and kudos to everyone who filled the day with such positive energy and "optimism bias"! Onward and upward for 2015 and beyond!  

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/798420 2015-01-19T18:48:33Z 2015-01-19T18:48:34Z The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show: the Future Looks Amazing!

The recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas featured more than 3600 exhibitors and was attended by over 170,000 people, both show records. It’s a trade-only event for the consumer technology industry and not open to the general public. Exhibitors include many startups up to Fortune 500 companies like Ford, pictured below.


​Ford’s display was over 25,000 square feet, featured a live jazz band, and had a 250 square foot video screen behind the band. It was estimated Ford spent over $1 million on their CES display.

Among the hottest products on display were drones. Over 80 exhibitors featured drones, a 500% increase over 2014.


​In the midst of the intensity of commerce, one exhibitor still found time to honor the victims of the French terror attacks.


Virtual reality was immensely popular. Occulus had a huge display and offered virtual reality demonstrations which were easily among the top three experiences of those attendees who often waited hours to participate.


​CES 2015, for the first time, featured a separate Bitcoin area with 11 exhibitors (in 2014 there were only two Bitcoin exhibitors). Two of the Bitcoin exhibitors, Blockchain and BitPay, have each received over $30 million in investor funding.


​CES is the world’s largest trade show. It would be impossible for one person to even walk by every exhibitor’s display during the four days of the show. It gives one an idea of just how massive the US economy is and is a great gauge of what consumers want. New products and services offered by startups give a glimpse into a fast-changing future which promises to be amazing and profitable. At CES, the spirit of entrepreneurship is front and center. That is a great sign for the American economy.

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/790629 2015-01-03T14:19:49Z 2015-01-03T18:45:20Z Happy Anniversary Andrew Bordeaux Please join me in congratulating Andrew Bordeaux on his EIGHTH anniversary at Growthink.

Andrew started with us on January 3rd 2007.

Andrew has and continues to make great contributions to both Growthink and Guiding Metrics -- thanks for all your hard work!




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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/789616 2014-12-31T16:17:42Z 2015-01-04T15:31:45Z Market Research Team Welcomes Alicia LaDuke

Growthink's Market Research Team is thrilled to welcome Alicia LaDuke!  With 10 years of research and business analyst experience, most recently at Kelly Services, a $5 billion firm,  and a Masters in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University.  Alicia is a great addition to the team and a valuable asset for our clients and expanding market research practice. 

Alicia will be in Los Angeles on January 22nd to meet the team, but until then, please join me in giving her a warm Growthink welcome!


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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/785411 2014-12-18T21:29:18Z 2014-12-18T21:37:57Z Happy Holidays from Growthink LA!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/774567 2014-11-24T19:09:35Z 2014-11-24T19:09:35Z Happy Thanksgiving from Mt. Kisco! Great to visit with the NY gang - old faces and new!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/771226 2014-11-18T00:40:12Z 2015-08-27T00:17:47Z How to be Great at Growthink (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.

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/771075 2014-11-17T17:43:54Z 2014-11-17T17:43:54Z Anna Vitale with A Shine & Co. in New York

Best shoeshine in New York City from Growthink client A Shine & Co. at the Chelsea Market last Friday. Thank you, Kevin!! 

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/769260 2014-11-13T18:09:28Z 2014-11-13T18:35:50Z Congratulations Bret Stewart for FOUR YEARS at Growthink!

Bret Stewart has been living the dream in his career at Growthink.  Bret is a humble and great team player, helping everyone around him succeed.  Today we celebrate his four year work anniversary!! 

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/769181 2014-11-13T16:49:01Z 2014-11-13T18:35:33Z Growthink #61 on the List of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles! Proud and excited to make the list!

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tag:stream.growthink.com,2013:Post/767950 2014-11-10T23:15:54Z 2014-11-11T13:53:24Z Another great shout out to our market research team! "This is one of the most awesome services I've ever discovered online! I appreciate what you and your team do!"  


-Roy Cotton

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