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Jon Klein Discusses Decision To Start Own Company

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  • Date Added : 9/28/2006
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Jon Klein

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Topline Strategy Group
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1965 (Age: 56 years old)
  • Jon Klein - Interview - Topline Strategy Group
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Biography

Jonathan Klein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Topline Strategy Group. Prior to founding Topline, Klein was VP of Marketing at Promptu, a venture-backed CRM software company. He also served in senior marketing roles at Documentum and Docent. Klein also worked as a Case Leader in the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group, advising Fortune 500 clients in a range of industries on corporate growth.

Jon Klein holds an MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

So starting my own firm was a ... it was a very big decision. So when I left Promptu, I thought very hard about what I wanted to do which was ... and said after seven years of operating, now I understand operating, I discovered that you know, I'm much more... my personalities about working on 12 di...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Academic and Professional Background
  • Jon Klein - Interview - Topline Strategy Group
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Video 2 of 43 Jon Klein States Engineering and Business Are Both About Problem Solving
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Video 3 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Different Skill Sets Required For Business and Engineering
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Video 4 of 43 Jon Klein States Sales Experience Is A Critically Important Skill To Understand
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Video 5 of 43 Jon Klein States Importance of Talking To People To Get Career Direction
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Video 6 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts On How To Best Leverage a University Career Center
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Video 7 of 43 Jon Klein States Importance of Enthusiasm On The Job Interview
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Video 8 of 43 Jon Klein States Importance of Researching Company And Speaking To Network Prior To Job Interview
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Video 9 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Decision To Leave Engineering And Pursue MBA
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Video 10 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Decision Making Process Surrounding MBA Program Choice
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Video 11 of 43 Jon Klein States Grades, GMAT Scores and Convincing Story Led To MBA Program Admission
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Video 12 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Value of Working Prior To Getting MBA
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Video 13 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Different Roles Within A Consulting Firm
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Video 14 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Consulting Firms With Unstructured Problem Solving Styles
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Video 15 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Similarities and Differences In Being a Consultant or an Entrepreneur
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Video 16 of 43 Jon Klein States Startup Companies Must Be Focused on Success
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Video 17 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Importance of Developing a Value Proposition
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Video 18 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Pursuing Venture Capital Funding
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Video 19 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Lessons Learned in Pitching to Venture Capitalists
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Video 20 of 43 Jon Klein Provides Definition of Web 2.0
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Video 21 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses How Venture Capital Firms Evaluate Companies Seeking Funding
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Video 22 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Decision To Start Own Company
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Video 23 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Entrepreneurship and Coming From an Entrepreneurial Family
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Video 24 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Importance of Cash Flow From Business and Personal Perspectives
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Video 25 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Topline Strategy Group's Founding Vision
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Video 26 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Decision To Keep Company Small And Stay Hands-On
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Video 27 of 43 Jon Klein States Important Jobs Aren't Always About Managing Huge Teams of People
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Video 28 of 43 Jon Klein States Importance of Handling Consulting Engagements In Smaller Pieces
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Video 29 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Delivering Bad News As A Consultant
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Video 30 of 43 Jon Klein States Importance of Defining Consulting Arrangement To Avoid Scope Creep
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Video 31 of 43 Jon Klein Expresses Importance of Getting Senior Management Buy-In When Consulting
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Video 32 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Continuum Of Technology Adoption Models
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Video 33 of 43 Jon Klein Defines Concept of Balance Point
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Video 34 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Challenges of Getting Customers To Adopt New Products Even If They Are Free
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Video 35 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Determining Pricing
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Video 36 of 43 Jon Klein Discusses Challenge In Turning A Good Product Into A Good Company
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Video 37 of 43 Jon Klein Provides Definition Of Acute Pain Point
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Video 38 of 43 Jon Klein States Focus For Technology Companies Needs To Stay On Revenue And Not Adoption
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Video 39 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Low Cost Sales Channels
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Video 40 of 43 Jon Klein Defines Concept of Guerilla Marketing
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Video 41 of 43 Jon Klein Shares Thoughts on Weblogs or Blogs
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Video 42 of 43 Jon Klein States Owning Own Company Provides Flexibility Needed For Maintaining Work-Life Balance
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Video 43 of 43 Jon Klein States Having Work Life Balance Sometimes Means Walking Away From Business Opportunities
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