Gregg Vanourek
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Gregg Vanourek
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  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bio Info:
    Gregg Vanourek is coauthor of three books:Triple Crown Leadership, Life Entrepreneurs,andCharter Schools in Action. He has written several book chapters and reports, as well as numerous articles for leading media outlets, including Harvard Business Reviewblogs and Washington Timescolumns. Vanourek teaches at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and the Royal Institute of Technology. Previously, he taught at the Euromed School of Management, University of Denver, and Colorado Mountain College. He cofounded 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, NYSE: LRN) during its startup years. In addition, he helped to launch and served as Vice President for Programs at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (an education reform foundation) and research fellow at the Hudson Institute (a think tank).Vanourek is a featured speaker and consultant for clients worldwide. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Claremont McKenna College. He serves on the board of the Vail Leadership Institute. A native of California, Gregg Vanourek lives in Sweden with his wife, Kristina, and two daughters, Alexandra and Anya.
    Follow him on Twitter: @TripleCrownLead (with Bob) and/or @gvanourek


    Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (McGraw-Hill, 2012), co-authored with Bob Vanourek

    Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (Jossey-Bass, 2008), co-authored with Christopher Gergen

    Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education (Princeton University Press, 2000), co-authored with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Bruno V. Manno

    Recent Book Chapters:

    Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek, “Dynamic Organizations for an Entrepreneurial Age,” in Organization of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Insights on Managing in a New Era (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Leader to Leader Institute/Drucker Foundation, 2009).

    Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek, “Talent Development: Looking Outside the Education Sector,” in The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship, American Enterprise Institute (Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2009).

    Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Gregg Vanourek, “Lessons from the U.S. Experience with Charter Schools,” in Harry Anthony Patrinos and Shobhana Sosale, editors, Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Education: A View from the Trenches(Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2007).

    Recent Leadership Articles:

    Bob and Gregg Vanourek,“The Power of Leadership Trustees,”People and Strategy,October 2010.

    Bob and Gregg Vanourek,“The False Search for Great Leaders,”Leader to Leader,Summer 2009.

    Recent Print Media Coverage of Triple Crown Leadership:

    * “Chasing the Triple Crown (Interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek),”Center for Creative Leadership Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, September 2012

    *“Does Your Board Lead? (Interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek),”ColoradoBiz, September 21, 2012

    *“Triple Crown Leadership,”Jim Estill CEO Blog Time Leadership, September 18, 2012

    *“Books: Denver Best Sellers,”Denver Post,September 2, 2012 (Note that Triple Crown Leadership is #2 in nonfiction)

    *“A Call to Action: A Review ofTriple Crown Leadership,”Coaching Currents (DBCoach Global), August 28, 2012

    *“From Bold to Bounced–Lessons from the Fall of GM’s Marketing Chief,”Communications Professional Resources Online (, August 21, 2012

    *“The Triple Crown Quest–Excellent, Ethical, Enduring,” Training, August 16, 2012

    *“Triple Crown Leadership,” LeadershipNow, August 14, 2012

    *“In Search of ‘Triple Crown Leadership,’”CNBC Bullish on Books, August 10, 2012

    *“How Alignment Can Make Your Organization Flow,”ThoughtLeaders, August 8, 2012

    *“Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations,” American Management Association (AMA) Newsletter,August 2, 2012

    * Television interview with Bob Vanourek for Good Morning Vail,“Bob Vanourek Vail Symposium,” July 18, 2012

    * Abel Avram,“A Team of Leaders,” InfoQ, July 18, 2012

    * Kim Marquis,“Vanoureks to Speak in Vail on Leadership, How to Make Better Organizations,”Vail Business Journal, July 15, 2012

    * Tracey Flower,“‘Triple Crown Leadership’ on Tap for Symposium,”Vail Daily, July 15, 2012

    * Bob Morris,“Triple Crown Leadership: A Book Review,”First Friday Book Synopsis, July 11, 2012

    *“6 Crucial Keys Every Startup Has to Find a Fit For,”Fast Company,July 10, 2012 (excerpted with permission from Triple Crown Leadership,by Bob and Gregg Vanourek)

    *“Proper Leadership Can Affect the Bottom Line,”Investor’s Business Daily,July 10, 2012 (interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek)

    *“Leadership Conversations Interview Podcast with Bob Vanourek,”Leadership Conversations(Coffman Group), July 3, 2012

    *“First Look: Leadership Books for July 2012,”Leading Blog–A LeadershipNow Blog, July 1, 2012

    *“Bob and Gregg Vanourek on Business & Books,”KnowledgeBlocks, June 28, 2012

    *“A Peak Into Vanourek’s New Book,”Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, June 26, 2012

    *“Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations,”Sources of Insight, June 10, 2012

    * Real Vail,“Vail Symposium Announces Summer Season Schedule for 2012,”Vail Daily, June 1, 2012

    * Natalie Danford,“Happy Workplace = Happy Workers,”, May 18, 2012 (subscribers only)

    *The New Leadership Manifesto,” Core Sector Communique (Kolkata, India), May 17, 2012

    * Tracy Houston,“Ethical Leadership 101: A Chat with an Expert on Corporate Culture and Risk,” ColoradoBiz, June 28, 2010

    * Veronica Pugin,“Interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek,” Leadership Review (Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont), Volume 10, Winter 2010

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