135,000 Leads; Thriving in Emerging Markets; Scott’s new book; Sept 10 Online RH Course
September 4, 2014
Secret Deal Whisperer; AI meets C-Suite; FastCat Promises; Sept 24 Sumo course online
September 18, 2014

Branson’s Advisor; YPO-only Workshops; Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Certification; Sept – Oct Workshops Near You

"…outlearn the competition"


Educational Opportunities — scan this insight for a short list of upcoming opportunities to expand your toolkit in scaling up your business:

  • Free webinars and 5 minute online "hot topic" courses
  • Rockefeller Habits 2.0 workshops – Amsterdam, Munich, US, Canada
  • YPO-only workshops – Cyprus, Shanghai, New Orleans
  • Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Certification

I'll be in Kuwait Monday and Kazakhstan Wednesday if any of you will be there.

Deadline Today (Boxes of Books) — 12 years of best practices helping thousands of companies scale up successfully have gone into our new book Scaling Up: How a Few Make It…and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Today is the deadline, 5pm ET, to purchase and save on boxes of 20 books shipped directly from the printer – a way for insight readers to receive the books weeks before the Oct 21 pub date. Here's a link. Read before the rest in your sector do.

Branson's Advisor — Joe Polish, president of Piranha Marketing, will host a webinar next Wednesday. Joe is one of the most sought after marketers alive today and will reveal the marketing and sales strategies that business leaders from around the globe have looked to him for (he has consulted with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Dan Sullivan, Paula Abdul, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Daniel Amen, and thousands of others). He will discuss how to "Scale-up Marketing" and host a live Q&A during the webinar as well. The webinar will take place on Wednesday September 17th, 3:30PM Eastern. You can register to the webinar here:

YPOers Only — this fall YPO International and YPO Greater Europe are hosting three 2.5 day "Making the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Rock!" workshops. Limited to 15 YPO teams each, here's the schedule:

Cyprus 8 – 10 Oct – email Christo Popov
Shanghai 12 – 14 Nov – email Wei Chen
New Orleans 03 – 05 Dec – email Steve Sansom

Amsterdam Scaling Up Workshop — I'll be leading a full-day master class on the new book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) 07 October in Amsterdam.

Partner Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Workshops:

Los Angeles 30 September
Toronto 30 September
Seattle 09 October
Munich 10 October
Nashville 16 October
Indianapolis 22 October

VOTE — Five Hot Business Topics from Five Remarkable Thought Leaders — Gazelles Growth Institute has posted five short videos (most are shorter than five minutes long) on five hot business topics. They are from Joe Polish (Marketing), Victoria Medvec (Negotiations), Ari Meisner (Less Doing), Liz Weisman (Multipiers) and Peter Diamandis (Abundance). After watching you can vote for the business topic(s) you'd like to see more on and you'll be invited to a FREE hour-long webinar where one of the Thought Leaders will go deeper with the "Hottest Business Topic." Click here to go to the voting page with the five short videos:

Rockefeller Habits Certification for Coaches & Professional Service Providers — Gazelles has a global coaching association of over 135 members on 6 continents? If you are a coach, service provider – OR – if you are a client working with one, please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about our Certification program. We have a vibrant coaching community and intellectual property & tools for Certified coaches only. Our annual International Coaches Summit (held in conjunction with the Growth Summit) is on Monday, October 27 in Las Vegas — ask Jean about our special offer for coaches to join us!


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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching 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 Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.