On April 13, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "Learning from the Masters: How America’s Highest Growth Companies Executed to Achieve Success." The panel discussed what it takes to create and build a $1 billion company. The panelists included Tom Stemberg, venture partner, Highland Capital Partners and founder and former CEO/Chairman of Staples; Dan Warmenhoven, CEO, Network Appliance; and Jeff Weedman, senior vice president, External Business Development & Global Licensing, Procter & Gamble. The moderator was David Thomson, author of Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth. You can hear what they had to say in our audio MP3 download/podcast of the complete event.