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Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish, MBA

ScaleUp your business with lessons from the "Growth Guy"

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  • $50,000 - $60,000
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  • Business
  • Business Growth
  • CEO
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organizational Development
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  • Corporate
  • Marketing
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  • 42 Years
  • About

    Verne Harnish is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 14,000 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 Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.

    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 eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book.

    Verne also chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits in collaboration with Bloomberg and serves on several boards including chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the Million Dollar Women’s movement. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational

    Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Scaling Up shows business leaders how to get their organizations moving in sync to create something significant and enjoy the ride.


    In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed from over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities (and weight) that come with scaling up a venture. This book is written so everyone — from frontline employees to senior executives — can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. There’s no reason to do it alone, yet many top leaders feel like they are the ones dragging the rest of the organization up the S-curve of growth.

    The goal of this book is to help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back — creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money. To accomplish this, Scaling Up focuses on the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash.

    Gain the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 tools and strategies you need to:

    · ALIGN: Get faster results with less effort by developing organizational clarity and accountability.

    · ACCELERATE: Develop a strategic advantage over your competitors and position your brand as a market leader.

    · ADVANCE: See your company’s reputation and revenues soar as employees fulfill 100% of all promises.

  • Testimonials
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    “Verne's opening keynote address to our audience of over 850 entrepreneurs was phenomenal. Of the 18 other celebrity and high-profile keynote and breakout speakers, Verne was the highest rated (9.4 out of 10) and most talked about speaker of the entire event. Verne absolutely ROCKED Nashville Nerve 2015.”

    Nerve Arnie M.
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    “Verne was pure shock and awe – he inspired and opened peoples' minds to what is achievable and provided a robust framework through "Scaling Up" on how to succeed. He rocked the house!”

    Aurum Group Mark M.
Verne was pure shock and awe – he inspired and opened peoples' minds to what is achievable and provided a robust framework through "Scaling Up" on how to succeed. He rocked the house!
Aurum Group Mark M.