Verne Harnish is presently the 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 and sponsors best practices
trips to GE, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Dell. He is also the founder of two world-renowned entrepreneurship
organizations: the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO), and the Association
of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE).
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 and
was named one of the "Top 10 Minds in Small Business" by the
Verne chairs the renowned "Birthing of
Giants" entrepreneurship leadership program at MIT and the MIT/WEO
"Advanced Business Program." He also chaired the leadership program
for the Canada's prestigious "Top 40 Under 40" program, and is going
into his sixth year leading an executive program in Malaysia entitled
"Taipan, the Making of Asian Giants."
Given his expertise in the field of entrepreneurship,
Verne has appeared on several national television and radio programs including Smart
Money, CBS News, and Nation's Business Today; and appeared in
stories in over one hundred magazines and newspapers including Forbes, Inc.,
and The Wall Street Journal.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.