Episode 24 - 1/20/2016 Founder & CEO of Gazelles, and Award Winning Author Verne Harnish

AUTHOR:
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)


The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business


Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growth Firm


TESTIMONIALS:
"Verne is THE guru of fast growth companies. Those who listen GROW and SUCCEED . . . so listen . . . or read!"
     -Tom Peters


“Verne is more committed to helping companies grow than any other person on the planet. Really. He’s also radically practical in his approach and that is reflected throughout this terrific book.”
     -Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The

      Advantage


“Scaling Up addresses the second half of the venture ball game, something often lost in  all the hoopla about incubating disruptive innovation during the first half. Half-time scores don’t matter—it’s all about how you finish the game. So get yourself into Verne’s locker room for a great half-time pep talk, and then get yourself out on the field to play a great second half.”
     -Geoffrey Moore, Author, Crossing the Chasm


“Imagine walking into a library and finding one book that captures the ideas of all the books in the library. Scaling Up is that business book. You will not have to go any farther.”
     -Jack Stack, founder and CEO of SRC Holdings; best-selling author of The Great Game

      of Business and A Stake in the Outcome


INTRODUCTION:

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 12,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.


Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 170 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is translated into 9 languages; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword.


His latest book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won seven major international book awards including the prestigious 2015 International Book Award for Best General Business book. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity.


A private investor in many scale-ups, Verne resides in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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