Verne Harnish | How to Scale Up Your Business (Without Losing Your Mind)

Verne Harnish Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran


Verne Harnish is the Author of Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) and the Founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), with over 13,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants”, a program in which he still teaches today.

Verne is also the Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 coaching partners on six continents. Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up and this topic we’ll be focusing on today.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Verne Decided, On Multiple Occasions, to Scale Back on Work and Focus on His Family
  • How Verne Began Helping Other Businesses Scale Up
  • The Origin of Verne’s Birthing of Giants Program at MIT
  • How Verne’s Managed to Build Relationships with the Likes of INC., MIT, and More
  • How Verne Got President Ronald Reagan, Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, and Other Huge Names to Attend an Event for His Student Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Why You Need a Bold Vision
  • Why Verne Still Creates Influencer Lists for Outreach When Working on New Projects
  • Who the Number One Influencer is on His List Currently and Why
  • How Watching His Father Lose It All After Having a Successful Business Impacted Who Verne is Today

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25, the training company founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself with the mission of helping business owners from professional services get away from “trading hours for dollars” and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many” programs and offers.

We are building a community of entrepreneurs who realize the world and economy is changing and who want to work smarter than trading time for money so they can scale up their business and spend time doing what they love.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our retreats and training programs.

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