How to Recognize and Cultivate
The Three Essential Virtues
Five Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life
CEO of CCMP Capital
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
How Price Affects Everything
5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
How to Create Products and Services
Customers Want (Strategyzer)
Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation
(*The Empowerment Dynamic)
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 5 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in...
Greg Brenneman is the full time Chairman, President & CEO of CCMP Capital, a large private equity firm. Mr. Brenneman plays an active leadership role in executing the Firm’s overall strategy while remaining actively engaged in completing ...
In 2008, Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia as a freelance journalist to research a story on the millions of people affected by two decades of war, drought, and famine. Kidnapped by teenage criminals outside of the...
Hermann Simon is chairman of global consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants. He was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz and Bielefeld. As a visiting professor...
Rory Vaden: Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting™, New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs and Procrastinate On Purpose, international speaker, and the world’s leading expert on self-discipline and overcoming procrastination...
Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. He is co-founder of Strategyzer, a leading SaaS company that helps organizations develop new growth engines, better value propositions und powerful ...
As a naturalist, inventor, and entrepreneur, Jay Harman has taken a hands-on approach to his lifelong fascination with natural fluid systems. In the process, he has grown successful biomimicry companies that design innovative products, ...
David Emerald Womeldorff is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the center's Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion is in supporting individuals, ...
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So...
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Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, author of Team of Teams, talks with Verne Harnish.
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Join Verne Harnish, Steve Martin, Ari Meisel and some of today’s top business management thinkers and visionaries to get practical and actionable ideas, tools and knowledge how to scale up your business.
It has never been more important for leaders of growth companies to make the right decisions about people, strategy, execution and cash. In today’s economy, there’s little room for error. You and your team simply must outlearn the competition. Many growth company executives get so busy that they neglect their own professional development, and find out later that they have fallen behind. Now is the time to make your own education a priority, so you can reach your potential, and keep your company growing!
more with fewer resources
Keep everyone in the team aligned and accountable
Attract and keep A players in your team Identify the key processes that drive your business
Fuel growth with smart cash flow management
Entrepreneurs and Business owners Managing Directors and Chief Executives
C-level managers: CFO, COO and CMO Management and Leadership teams of all sizes Advisory Board members and Business mentors
– Get the right people doing the right things.
One-Page Strategic Plan – Every person in your organization must be on the same page. Rockefeller Habits Checklist – Every experienced pilot goes through a pre-flight checklist. Who-What-When Worksheet – Build a better to do list and drive tactical priorities. KPI Worksheet – Identify the numbers you must watch daily to maintain your growth trajectory.
Fast Track is a growth accelerator. We help CEOs implement a system of practical and actionable management tools to grow their companies fast. By putting world class management theory and expertise into action, CEOs can keep their business focused, aligned and accountable.
We work only with companies that have the potential and determination to grow fast. Fast Track delivers training and executive coaching in four key management areas: Strategy, People, Execution, Cash and one fundamental area: Personal growth. Our partnerships are driven only by the value we bring to the bottom line and the measurable improvements we make in the organizational health.
Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 5 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.
Hermann Simon is chairman of global consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants. He was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz and Bielefeld. As a visiting professor he taught at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 2009 served as CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners.
Simon has published over 30 books in 26 languages, including worldwide bestsellers Hidden Champions, Power Pricing, Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share. His newest book “Confessions of the Pricing Man” appeared in 2015. Simon was and is a member of the editorial boards of numerous international and national business journals. As a board member of numerous foundations and corporations, Professor Simon has gained experience in corporate governance. From 1984 to 1986 he was the president of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC). Simon is co-founder of the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt and the first German Search Fund.
Simon studied economics and business administration at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. He received his diploma and his doctorate from the University of Bonn. Simon has received numerous international awards and three honorary doctorates. He is an honorary professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. In the German language area he was voted the most influential management thinker after the late Peter Drucker.
In 2008, Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia as a freelance journalist to research a story on the millions of people affected by two decades of war, drought, and famine. Kidnapped by teenage criminals outside of the capital city, Mogadishu, Amanda spent 460 days enduring unimaginable hardships as a hostage in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Following her release in November 2009, she became an unlikely and passionate advocate for the people of Somalia. Four months after returning home, Amanda founded the Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF) to ignite leadership in Somalia through education and economic initiatives which the GEF creates, funds and implements. Since the GEF’s inception, Amanda has raised millions of dollars to support development and aid in the war-torn country reaching over 300,000 people. She captured international headlines again when she returned to Somalia to lead famine relief efforts in 2011.
Amanda advises international governments, global leaders, non-profit organizations, and policy makers on the importance of using education to counter the radicalization of youth and provide insight into the interrelated issues of poverty and violence against women. Her work has attracted the likes of President Bill Clinton who invited her to speak in Washington about her organization’s work.
Amanda has been featured in publications including Vogue’s September Issue, O Magazine, ELLE, The New York Time Magazine and The Globe and Mail and appeared on Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, Sanjay Gupta MD, NBC Nightly News, BBC, MSNBC, CBC’s The National, Radio Canada International, and a variety of other TV and radio programs both domestic and international.
Amanda’s memoir, A House In The Sky, is a New York Times bestseller and is slated for development as a major motion picture with Annapurna Pictures. Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara is set to produce and star in the film.
Greg Brenneman is the full time Chairman, President & CEO of CCMP Capital, a large private equity firm. Mr. Brenneman plays an active leadership role in executing the Firm’s overall strategy while remaining actively engaged in completing transactions, developing strategies and coaching the senior management of CCMP’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Brenneman is one of the leading business turnaround executives in the world. Prior to joining CCMP in October 2008, he served as Chairman, CEO and/or President of Continental Airlines, Burger King and PWC Consulting. In each of those cases, he led a turnaround of the company capstoned by dramatically improved customer service, employee satisfaction, profitability and financial returns of up to 15X the money invested. In 1994, Mr. Brenneman founded Turn works, Inc., his personal investment company.
Mr. Brenneman serves as Lead Director of The Home Depot, Inc. and on the Board of Director’s of Baker Hughes, Inc. He also serves on the Board of CHI/St. Luke’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and is on the Board of a number of other CCMP portfolio companies.
Mr. Brenneman is an Emmy Award winner and the Author of Right Away & All At Once, Five Steps to Transform your Business and Enrich Your Life. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School, Bachelors Administration of Business in Accounting/Finance, summa cum laude from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Washburn University.
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. He has also written three popular books of unconventional advice for students. His ideas and writing are frequently featured in major publications and on TV and radio. Awards / Honors: So Good They Can’t Ignore You was listed as one of the business books of 2012 by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read
Headline: Rory Vaden: Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting™, New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs and Procrastinate On Purpose, international speaker, and the world’s leading expert on self-discipline and overcoming procrastination.
"Self-Discipline Strategist", Rory Vaden, MBA speaks to audiences around the world about how they can leverage self-discipline to overcome procrastination and achieve their goals in life. His first book "Take the Stairs" is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller and it has been translated into 11 different languages.
As an entrepreneur, he is the Cofounder of Southwestern Consulting™, a multimillion dollar global consulting practice with more than 90 team members that helps clients in 35 countries to grow their business and provide a better customer experience. Southwestern Consulting™ can teach anyone with a product or service how to sell more.
Additionally, Rory is the founder of the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline where his insights on overcoming procrastination and increasing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, Success Magazine and many other media outlets. His articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month and he is the weekly host of a top 25 business news podcast called "Daily Discipline with Rory Vaden."
As a professional speaker, he speaks more than 50 times a year for some of America's best and brightest organizations including: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, Mass Mutual, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Merck, Land O’Lakes, Novartis and hundreds more. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (highest ranking designation given by the National Speakers Association) and is the 2007 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking First runner up.
Rory’s newest book is called Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and became an instant National Bestseller.
Get more insights and inspiration all for free at http://www.roryvadenblog.com
Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker and business model innovator. He is co-founder of Strategyzer, a leading SaaS company that helps organizations develop new growth engines, better value propositions und powerful business models via online applications and facilitated online courses.
In 2015 Alex won the strategy award by Thinkers50, called the “Oscars of Management Thinking” by the FT, and ranks #15 among the leading business thinkers of the world. In 2013 he won the inaugural Innovation Luminary Award by the European Union.
Alex is lead author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design, which sold over a million copies in 37 languages. USA Today named Business Model Generation among the 12 best business books of all times. The German edition was named Management Book of the Year 2011. Fast Company Magazine named it one of the Best Books for Business Owners in 2010.
He crafted the first book with his long-time co-author and former PhD supervisor Professor Yves Pigneur and 470 collaborators from 45 countries. It was initially self-published in 2009 with an innovative crowd-funded business model.
Alex invented the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management tool to visualize, challenge and (re-) invent business models. Leading organizations and start-ups around the world use it. He is a frequent keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies and has held guest lectures in top universities around the world, including Wharton, Stanford, Berkeley, IESE, MIT, KAUST and IMD.
Previous start-ups include netfinance.ch and Arvetica. Alexander holds a PhD from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and he is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization aiming to make HIV/AIDS and Malaria history.
Speaker website: http://www.alexosterwalder.com
Company website: http://www.strategyzer.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/alexosterwalder (@AlexOsterwalder)
As a naturalist, inventor, and entrepreneur, Jay Harman has taken a hands-on approach to his lifelong fascination with natural fluid systems. In the process, he has grown successful biomimicry companies that design innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft, to a non-invasive technology for measuring blood glucose, to his most recent companies, PAX Scientific and its subsidiaries.
With a goal to show manufacturing industries that more efficient equipment is profitable for both shareholders and the environment, PAX designs devices including fans, mixers, pumps, refrigeration systems, and distillation systems, all based on Jay’s revolutionary understanding of nature’s methods for streamlining fluid flow.
As well as his roles as CEO of PAX Scientific, Inc. and Chairman of the Board for PAX’s subsidiaries companies, Jay is an adjunct professor at Curtin University of Australia and acts as an Invention Ambassador for the AAAS and Lemelson Foundation. He shares his experience and adventures in the natural world and the corporate jungle in his book, The Shark’s Paintbrush, with all proceeds supporting biomimicry education. Jay is also featured in Prince Charles’ documentary, Harmony, and his book of the same title, as well as Elemental, an award-winning documentary profiling three environmental activists around the world. www.thesharkspaintbrush.com
David Emerald Womeldorff is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). As director of the center's Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, David’s passion is in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in leading and working from an outcome-focused and passion-powered orientation. His principals and frameworks are based on his 30 years of study, observation and application of his lessons of collaboration with a wide range of individuals and organizations.
David is also a senior consultant for The Leadership Circle and a consultant with the Full Circle Group. He currently serves as an Executive Coach and on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business (Executive Education) flagship Executive Integral Leadership Program, an innovative program for Executive MBA students and business executives, as well as a Faculty Facilitator in non-degree, custom programs. His TED*™ framework is included in the curriculum of the University of Notre Dame's "Management and Leadership Certificate" e-learning program. David has also served as a coach in Mesa Research Group’s Global Leadership Program, a consortium of multi-national corporations with participants from every major continent.
Previously, David was Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation's Learning and Leadership Development, a corporate team of education and organization development professionals; Acting Director of Executive Education and Senior Development Consultant, managing and co-facilitating their highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program. He also managed and served on the faculty team of their Leading Strategic Change Executive Development Program, conducted through the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. David served Bank One as both an internal and external organization and leadership development consultant.
Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a best-selling teaching story about Self Leadership, as well as the book’s supplemental workbook, A Personal Guide to Applying The Power of TED*. 2016 will see the release of a special 10th Anniversary TED*.David is currently working on his next book, tentatively entitled 3 Vital Questions ™: Applying the Power of TED* to Work and Life. David’s books are sold worldwide.
He is a frequent guest presenter and facilitator on leadership topics, building collaboration and various applications of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)™ frameworks.
As a speaker and workshop leader, David uplifts, enlightens and inspires individuals and groups to reach new levels of collaboration through empowering relationships. He is conversational, entertaining and approachable as he shares his simple, yet profound, philosophies. At the end of the day, participants walk away feeling empowered and eager to take action.
David earned a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he also was the first student to design his own undergraduate degree, entitled "Community and Communication." He now makes his home on Bainbridge Island, WA in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, with his wife and business partner, Donna Zajonc, MCC.