Verne Harnish

Founder & CEO, Gazelles

Verne Harnish is committed to helping companies scaleup. He is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and he chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT—a program he still teaches today.

Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 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 is the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He chairs the bi-annual ScaleUp Summits in collaboration with Bloomberg LIVE and serves on several boards including vice-chair of The Riordan Clinic and co-founder and chair of Geoversity. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.


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