Gregg Vanourek develops entrepreneurial leaders who live and lead with purpose and integrity. He specializes in the nexus between leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development. He is co-author of three influential books: Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (a 2013 International Book Awards winner, business: general), Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (Jossey-Bass), and Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education (Princeton University Press).
Vanourek is adjunct instructor at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and at the Royal Institute of Technology in the division of entrepreneurship and innovation. He teaches courses related to Ideation, Business Model Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Previously, he taught at Stockholm University, the Euromed School of Management, University of Denver, and Colorado Mountain College.
Gregg Vanourek co-founded New Mountain Ventures (an entrepreneurial leadership development company) and served as Senior Vice President of School Development for K12 (a market-leading online education company) during its startup years. Previously, he served as Vice President for Programs at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (an influential education reform foundation) during its startup years and research fellow at the Hudson Institute (a prominent think tank).
Gregg Vanourek has written 3 books, 7 book chapters, 10 scholarly articles, and more than 100 published articles. His writing has been featured in or reviewed by Fast Company, BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Leader to Leader, Publishers Weekly, Entrepreneur, Inc., American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, and more. He has written regular Harvard Business Review, ASTD, and ColoradoBiz blogs and Washington Times columns
Vanourek is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (M.B.A.), London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and Claremont McKenna College (B.A.). He serves on the board of the Vail Leadership Institute and on startup advisory boards. A native of California, Vanourek lives in Sweden with his wife and two daughters. He likes to be with family and friends, travel, work out, and play the guitar.
Follow him on Twitter: @GVanourek and @TripleCrownLead
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