The Value Creation Imperative

Top100 Exponential Organizations

Organizations implementing the Exponential Organizations (ExO) Success formula delivered Up to 162x Total Shareholder Returns and 25.76% average annual increase in Valuation.

Gain insights into the secrets that enabled the Top100 Exponential Organizations to deliver such significant results.

About the Exponential Organizations Top100 report

The onset of the 21st century has witnessed not only accelerated change and disruption but also the emergence of a new breed of organizations that have revolutionized how to achieve superior performance benchmarks and grow significantly better than their peers.

In 2014, a seminal book titled EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS by SALIM ISMAIL was released to decode and share the secret sauce behind such radically better business performance. The book is now one of the top-selling business books of all time.

As part of the book writing, Salim and a team of 160 ExO experts across 45 countries researched a large number of startups, scaleups, and incumbent organizations through the lens of this ExO success formula – the 11 Exponential Organization attributes of MTP + SCALE + IDEAS.

The study identified the Top100 exponential organizations, the most scalable and adaptable firms the large number of companies assessed. The study also asserted that the most exponential organizations would deliver higher levels of resilience and impact.

We analyzed these organizations over the eight years of 2014 to 2022 and are not surprised that the ExO success formula has stood the test of time.

Key takeaways from the Report

Exponentials Attract

During the 8-year assessment period between 2014 -2022, 27 of the Top100 Exponential Organizations got acquired, including several high-value deals such as Slack by Salesforce for $27.6 billion, LinkedIn by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

Another 24 of the Top100 Exponential Organizations went public, including some prominent ones such as Coinbase at $85 billion, Uber at $75 billion.

Exponentials Thrive

The Top100 Exponential Organizations delivered a staggering 25.76% compounded average growth rate (CAGR) in their valuations. This is double the returns offered by the benchmark S&P500 index, which delivered only 12.9% annualized returns.

The startups and scaleups amongst the Top100, with initial valuations of <$100 million in fact delivered a phenomenal 46.6x increase in their Valuation.

Key insights from the Report

This report provides insights into the few best and next practices adopted by the successful Top100 Exponential Organizations and learnings from those who failed to deliver.

It concludes with six key strategic levers that, when deployed proactively and extensively, enabled success and the value creation witnessed (or lack thereof).

These are essential lessons that any organization should heed to improve its business performance, especially in the ongoing disruptive and hyper-competitive era.

Massive Transformative Purpose as the driving force

Rich Customer Experience and Management

Analytics and Dashboards for Decision Making

BOLD Leadership

Culture Facilitating Strategy

Collaborations and Partnerships

When you’re Exponential, you get results worth sharing!

  • Higher shareholder returns
  • Higher profitablity
  • Better revenue growth
  • Better asset turnover

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