In this episode of Entrepreneurs at Scale we are joined by Verne Harnish, founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), as well as being the Founder of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company. He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and wrote Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) and his latest book, Scaling Up Compensation, rocketed to the #1 HR book on Amazon.
Verne joins Neale to discuss how challenges in his fathers business helped shape his purpose and desire to help entrepreneurs around the world as they strived to grow their organisations.
He also reflects on the challenges of navigating the "Valleys of Death" as you Scale up your organisation. In the revised edition of Scaling Up there is a new Chapter - The Exit and we discuss some of the key fundamentals to achieving a successful exit as well as some great advise on how to avoid some of the well refined tactics that a sophisticated buyer uses in their playbook!!
Rick Sapio is a life-long entrepreneur who started his first company when he was 13 years old, after his father’s untimely death. Since then, he has founded more than 20 companies.
Since 1994, Rick has been the Founder and CEO of an investment holding company, Mutual Capital Alliance, Inc., which has made more than 120 investments.
He is also the founder of “The Exit Concierge Service,” a white-glove program to assist private companies through the often-tumultuous exit process by using fixed fees; and tightly controlling all the moving parts. Using this process and its connected IP, they sell private companies in less time and for more money.
John is a co-founder and CEO of align5 an advisory and consulting organisations focused on helping growth entrepreneurs establish a strategy for scaling their businesses and preparing for a Strategic Exit.
Prior to founding align5, John was the President and CEO of Appletree Answers, a telephone answering service company he started in 1995 from his two-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, Delaware. John grew the company organically and through a series of acquisitions, growing the company to 24 US- based locations and 650 employees before it was sold to a strategic buyer in June 2012.