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"…insights for scaleups"


He who works all day, has no time to make money.
  John D. Rockefeller

LIVE Webinar Scaling Up Rockefeller Habits 2.0 – join me 13 Nov. 12pm ET — you can sign up here. More below, but first…

Buy Then Build eBook $0.99 Until Friday 02 Nov. Walker Deibel's book is subtitled How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game. Acquisitions are a great way to start and/or scale. More below, but second…

10x People to 10x Company it's an important mindset, to think about how to 10x the firm (drives exponential thinking) vs. just 2x (which drives incremental thinking). And it doesn't necessarily mean 10x revenue — but finding your 10x factor over the competition. A critical component is 10x'ing the knowledge of your team – and why Steve Jobs' last initiative was Apple U to guarantee his baby would continue to scale after he was gone. But how do us "mere mortal" companies provide this corporate university benefit to our team…?

…Please Meet Ross Shott, Formerly Singularity U having helped Singularity University scale from start-up to nearly $50 million, we're excited that Ross Shott has joined our Growth Institute team as COO and Integrator. Post military, he has been involved in turnarounds and start-ups for over 25 years, working with companies from $5 million to $3 billion, across numerous industries. Ross knows how to scale companies and 10x people!

Ross is Scheduling 15 One-Hour Calls serious C-Level Execs wanting to scale, if you're working to transform culture, innovate processes, and develop high performers to take your operations to the next level Ross is taking 15 leaders through a 1-hour call to help them organize, operate, and build a team that can scale by leveraging our educational resources. To schedule your call, please email him at [email protected].

Finally Getting Your Corporate University in Place Since talent is THE constraint for most scaleups, on the call Ross will also cover the particulars of our signature program Master of Business Dynamics (One Pager / Full Description) comprising six master business courses utilizing our 4-step hybrid learning model. You can share this experience with senior team members through our MBD+1 and even provide learning to your entire organization through the scaling up club. Executive education is no longer a "nice to have;" it's an imperative if you're going to drive productivity and effectiveness throughout the organization.

Buy Then Build eBook Despite the popularity of entrepreneurship, we really haven't engineered success into the startup model. Buying an existing business to grow, manage, and innovate creates a margin of safety, accessible capital, and full ownership for starting out on your own. Buy Then Build explores why acquisition entrepreneurship is a better model for most entrepreneurs, and how to successfully outsmart the startup game. Grab the eBook version for $.99 by Friday 02 Nov.

Nov 13 Webinar As you know, for over 20 years it's been our mission to help middle market organizations to scale up quickly, yet sustainably and without drama. You probably already know the basic tools and frameworks from the insights and my books, but the more advanced stuff has been only accessible through our paid training and workshops. That's why I'm so excited to invite you to my live webinar with the Growth Institute to learn how to counter the growth paradox. I'll be sharing our frameworks, along with the most recent (and impressive) case studies of their implementation.

We'll also host a LIVE Q&A at the end of it – so you'll have the opportunity to ask those burning questions. It's happening on Nov 13th at 12pm EST and you can sign up here

CEO-BOOTCAMP: spend 3.5 days with Verne, serial entrepreneur John Ratliff, and 6 other CEOs in a beautiful retreat setting, addressing the constraints holding back you, your business, and your industry. January 15 – 18; March 12 – 15; Jun 4 – 7, 2019.

EXITING: Thinking about selling the business for $40 million or more? Want to get 25% to 200% more than you thought? Request the whitepaper from the Exit Strategies Summit at Harvard from Denise Richmond at (610) 299-6466 or email at [email protected]


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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.