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Verne Harnish Speaker Profile

Verne Harnish, the Growth Guy Married to Julie and the father of four children Cameron, Cole, Jade and Quinn, Verne is the founder of two world-renowned entrepreneurship organizations, the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE), Verne is presently founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc., which serves as an outsourced corporate university for mid-size firms and hosts a faculty of well-known business experts including Jim Collins, Geoff Smart, Jack Stack, Neil Rackham, Seth Godin, and Pat Lencioni and sponsors best practices trips to GE, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Dell.
The Growth Guy columnist for several publications and a contributing editor for Fortune Small Business magazine, Verne is the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Named one of the Top 10 Minds in Small Business by Fortune Small Business Magazine (FSB), he appeared on the cover of the DecJan 2002 issue of the magazine.
Verne chaired the renowned Birthing of Giants entrepreneurship leadership program at MIT for 15 years and the MITWEO Advanced Business Program. He also chaired for many years the leadership program for Canadas prestigious Top 40 Under 40 program and is going into his seventh year leading an executive program in Malaysia entitled Taipan, the Making of Asian Giants. Hes also launching similar programs in Australia, India, and Ireland in 2008.
Given his expertise in the field of entrepreneurship, he has appeared on several national television and radio programs including Smart Money, CBS News, and Nations Business Today; and appeared in stories in over one hundred magazines and newspapers including Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal.
Verne has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Wichita State University. Hobbies include piano, tennis, and magic as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Honors include National Leader of the Year for Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honorary organization) and one of the first two recipients of the National Laureate Award for Leadership by Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honorary organization). 

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Ben Stein Named Speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm

Ben Stein AgentAmerican actor and writer Ben Stein is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium later this month in Florida. This is the 12th annual event in which AmeriQuest has been involved in, and it is designed to be an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss solutions to help their organizations grow and keep up with the modern economy. Stein will be at the...[Read More]

Elon Musk to Speak at Space Station Research Conference

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm

Elon Musk AgentThe CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]

Chew Star Carla Hall Delivers Keynote at Johnson University Health Event

Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm

Carla Hall AgentAmerican celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]

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