EO Q&A: Celebrating 20 years of EMP Excellence
By EO Staff
The Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP), EO’s longest-running executive education program, was created 20 years ago by EO DC member and founding partner of Gazelles, Inc. Verne Harnish. In this special interview, Verne discusses the birth of the EMP, its role in EO and its impact on members everywhere.
What inspired you to start the EMP?
“The inspiration for the EMP came from a similar program that the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) hosted at Harvard. I approached the program’s faculty chair to see if Harvard would consider running a similar program with EO, but that didn’t work out. So I went next door to MIT, and the rest is history.”