They're COMPLETELY wrong.
Those skills I just mentioned are GREAT - but they are not the 'secret' to helping you grow your company.
Think about this: Every week in your company, you make thousands of strategic decisions. Most are minor, and a few might have a major impact on the long-term growth of your company.
Sometimes you'll make the right decision, and make a LOT of money.
Sometimes you'll get it wrong and make a mistake.
As your business grows, you must make more GOOD strategic decisions than BAD ones.
You can spend a decade improving your product and growth-hacking your marketing, but that won't help you truly scale if you lack a clear strategic business decision-making framework.
If that sounds incredibly obvious, let me explain:
My name is Tom Bilyeu - co-founder of the billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition, which was ranked as North America's second-fastest growing company by Inc. Magazine.
I've built 3 successful companies in the media, manufacturing and software industries, and have coached hundreds of entrepreneurs like you.
When I think back on my career, I know that I have made poor choices that cost me - no exaggeration - HUNDREDS of millions of dollars, but I made a lot more good decisions that earned me a way more than that.
In each of my companies I took big risks, came up with the right strategy, and solved problems faster than anyone else in my industry - which is the reason I've been successful.
The good news is that it doesn't matter what industry you are in - knowing how to use the First Principles of business in your company works. I've used it to build nutrition, software and media companies. My students are using it right now to grow their businesses in the hospitality, agencies, real estate, music production, construction and healthcare industries.
If you are willing to learn how to apply the First Principles of business, and master the skill of making the RIGHT strategic decisions and solving novel problems fast...
I don't see any reason why your business can't grow to a billion dollars. It won't be easy, but take it from someone who has done it already: First Principles thinking and strategic decision making is EVERYTHING.
That's what I will teach you to do in my Business Workshop.