By David G. Thomson
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Blueprint founders and CEOs see people on the other side of their products, and that is who they design the products or services for. 1 Tom Stemberg, the founder of Staples, interviewed small businesses and played purchasing agent to identify unmet needs. The point is that to make breakthrough innovations, Blueprint Companies put real faces on the market. Call it demographics, social profiles, needs clustering, or previous purchase behaviors, they know their customer. Higher-Order Benefits. Blueprint Companies also recognize that there are two kinds of benefits: functional and emotional.
Revenues from these agreements helped to underwrite the costs of new product development, which ran from $25 million to $50 million per product prior to FDA approval. 6 million in sales in 1986. Demand for this hormone increased as the medical profession learned more about the drug’s capabilities and diagnosed hormone inadequacy more frequently. Protropin enjoyed recordsetting sales over the next six years, topping $155 million by 1991. 2 After being buffeted by a wave of takeovers and mergers that shook the industry in the late 1980s, Genentech emerged in the 1990s as one of the most solid biotechnology companies in the world; one of the Fortune 500 for 2005.
Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth by David G. Thomson