About: Verne Harnish

Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up.

Verne Harnish

Founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 12,000 members worldwide

Chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT

Verne Harnish is the 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 180 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. Top Strategy and Competition Book on Amazon

Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ScaleUp and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geodiversity.

Recently Verne Harnish also delivered a closing keynote for the Atlases Business Forum (3000 CEOs and entrepreneurs) and was the top-rated speaker

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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“Verne your talk knocked me out!!! Again! You are without a doubt in the top 3 business speakers I have ever heard. Thank you for making yourself available & your great wisdom. Feedback was incredible.”

- John Mcgrat
CEO, McGrath Estate Agents RELC Annual Conference

“The undisputed expert in helping entrepreneurs, I had him address the firm I merged with AOL; he was the first speaker we invited when we launched what has become AOL University, and now he’s bringing his powerful ideas to you.”

- Ted Leonsis
Vice Chair, AOL Owner, Washington Capitals

”This is THE field book for any growing business.”

- Patrick Lencioni
Author The Five Temptations of a CEO, and Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive