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Verne Harnish Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, World-Renowned Speaker; Bestselling Author

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  • People, Strategy, Execution, And Cash

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  • 2024 12 Habits Of Valuable Employees: Your Roadmap to an Amazing Career
  • 2022 Scaling Up Compensation: 5 Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense into a Strategic Advantage
  • 2014 Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't
  • 2012 FORTUNE The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business
  • 2002 Mastering the Rochefeller Habits

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 18,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program 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 260 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past four decades helping companies scaleup.

He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword; and wrote Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) which has been translated into 26 languages and has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book. His latest books Scaling Up Compensation and 12 Habits of Valuable Employees rocketed to the #1 HR books on Amazon upon release.

Verne serves on several boards including vice chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the social venture Million Dollar Women. 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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