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May 31, 2013
Weird Entrepreneur; Weird Video; Weird Marketing; June 19 Verne Harnish Webinar
June 7, 2013

Heading to Vegas; Tony Hsieh’s New Town; List of Books; Growth Summit Oct 22 – 23 Speakers

"…out-learning the competition"


The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's Partner

Holy crap, (the Summit) was awesome! My CEO and CMO just got back from
your Orlando (Leadership) Summit and absolutely loved it. They got a ton
of great ideas and are really excited to be implementing them into our

Jordan Guernsey, Founder,
Molding Box (

Heading to Vegas
— coming off our highest rated Summit ever (and most standing ovations,
rare for our discerning crowd of CEOs and senior executives), we're next
heading to Las
Vegas, Oct 22 – 23, for the Growth Summit
hosted by

magazine. Every year the inexpensive rooms go quickly, so at least make your
$169/night reservations now at the beautiful

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
. FYI, registrations are already
running way ahead of last year, which is why I'm giving you this early

30 Books
— Confirmed speakers for the Summit (if you haven't read their books, this
two-day Summit will save you weeks of time – like reading 30 books)

Tony Hsieh
— iconic CEO of Zappos, author of

Delivering Happiness,
to discuss his latest innovation, the redevelopment of downtown Las
Vegas into the new home for Zappos – the company-town is back!!
Tours for the Gazalles200 member firms.

More info

Ram Charan
— uber-guru and author of 15 books including the famous

with Larry Bossidy, he's one of the most awarded CEO and company
consultants in the world – and someone you have to meet and hear
once in your life – he's an icon of the biz-idea world.

More info

Stephen M.R. Covey
— author of the highly acclaimed book

The Speed of Trust,
Covey served as CEO of his dad's business, propelling it to over
$110 million and orchestrating the sale to Franklin Quest to form
Franklin Covey. He's now one of the most sought after speakers and
advisors to companies worldwide.

More info

Mark Johnson
— founding partner of Innosight with Clayton Christiansen, the
Harvard professor and author of the Innovators Dilemma,
Johnson's work on business models led to an award-winning HBR
article entitled "Reinventing Your Business Model" and his
subsequent best-selling book Seizing the White Space: Business
Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal

More info

Dr. Mark Goulston
— a renowned hostage negotiator, he's the author of six books
including the #1 international best-sellers Just Listen: The
Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
(the best book
I've ever read on asking the right questions) and REAL INFLUENCE:
Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In
. He is also
the co-founder of Heartfelt Leadership.

More info

James McQuivey
— author of Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of
, McQuivey is vice president and principal analyst at
Forrester Research and the leading analyst tracking the development
of digital disruption. With all the blah, blah, blah about this
topic, finally a book that is practical and useful – helping
companies prepare to serve newly empowered consumers.

More info

Luke Hohmann
— author of Innovation Games and founder of a company by the
same name, Hohmann is on the leading edge of creating enterprise
serious online collaboration and gaming tools that help companies
like Cisco revamp WebEx and Daimler Financial set priorities.
Together we're launching a new Gazelles Growth Games portal to bring
gamification to our tool kit!

More info

Kaihan Krippendorf
— a perennial favorite at the Summits, this former McKinsey
consultant has authored a new book entitled OutThink the
Competition: How a New Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others
. Favorite blogger at Fast Company Magazine, Kaihan is a
true strategist with tools that can help power our businesses.

More info

Plus Me
— we'll be releasing the first new update to the Rockefeller Habits
in over a decade with updated one-page tools and 3 brand new
one-page tools. I'll walk you through them at this Growth Summit.

More Practical

this is our brand promise over any other executive education event you might
attend. And we don't waste your time with speaker panels and breakout
sessions. Just the best in their chosen field — no time for amateur hour
when it comes to powering your business with the best ideas, techniques, and
tools. And since we rarely repeat speakers, you don't want to miss this
entire body of knowledge easily digestible in two fun – and idea-packed days
in Vegas – your "mini-Think Week." Look forward to meeting you in Vegas.

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.