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Verne Harnish is a renowned consultant and author, regarded as the Guru of Business Growth and Expansion, and named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Ten Brightest Minds in Small Business.
Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne Harnish has spent the past three decades helping companies scale up. A top business growth speaker, 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.
Verne Harnish is the founder of two world-renowned entrepreneurship organizations, the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE). Harnish is presently founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc., which serves as an outsourced corporate university for mid-size firms and hosts a faculty of well-known business experts including Jim Collins, Geoff Smart, Jack Stack, Neil Rackham, Seth Godin and Pat Lencioni, and sponsors best practices trips to GE, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Dell.
The 'Growth Guy' columnist for several publications and a contributing editor for Fortune Small Business magazine, Verne Harnish is the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Named one of the 'Top 10 Minds in Small Business' by Fortune Small Business Magazine (FSB), he appeared on the cover of the magazine.
Verne Harnish chaired the renowned 'Birthing of Giants' entrepreneurship leadership program at MIT for 15 years and the MIT/WEO 'Advanced Business Program'. He also chaired for many years the leadership program for Canada's prestigious 'Top 40 Under 40' program and is going into his seventh year leading an executive program in Malaysia entitled 'Taipan, the Making of Asian Giants'. Harnish is also launching similar programs in Australia, India, and Ireland.
Given his expertise in the field of entrepreneurship, Verne Harnish has appeared on several national television and radio programs including Smart Money, CBS News, and Nation's Business Today; and appeared in stories in over one hundred magazines and newspapers including Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal. Honors include National Leader of the Year for Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honorary organization) and one of the first two recipients of the National Laureate Award for Leadership by Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honorary organization).
As the founder of the prestigious MIT/Inc./YEO Executive Program, founder of Gazelles Inc. and creator of the Master of Business Dynamics program, Verne Harnish's mission is to help entrepreneurs of emerging, fast-growth companies increase the value of their firms.