Deloitte Discloses Secrets of Business Success
There are 26 firms that have been a part of the top 200 for all three years, and Deloitte has identified  four significant areas of achievement that are present in all 26 of thee firms.
- A drive to expand. "If companies lose their will to grow, competitors will eagerly attack," said Tom Doorley, author of the DTT ranking.
- Balance productivity with growth. Revenues should increase about 70 percent faster than number of employees.
- Learn from acquisition and merger transactions. Top performing companies are enthusiastic about forming alliances and learning from each transaction, even though many alliances fail.
- Never give up. "Each super-performer exercises a deep-seated need to grow despite the odds," said Mr. Doorley.