Entrepreneurship has always been a driving force in Mike’s life. Mike has launched four successful businesses. He cochairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT, he is past president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and he is current Chapter Chair of Young Presidents’ Organization.
A doodler, turned cartoonist, turned author, Mike has been using words and pictures to get laughs and build ideas his entire life. Today, Mike is a columnist for Forbes and author of Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most! and Brand New: Solving The Innovation Paradox. Both books are currently available on Amazon.com. Look for Mike’s next book, Flirting With The Uninterested: Innovating In A “Sold, Not Bought” Category, due out before the end of 2012.
Mike is a frequent keynote speaker and has a passion for inspiring and empowering innovation leaders by helping them build the types of culture and processes that lead to new product success.
“When you work to drive innovation in companies large and small, it becomes clear that the enemy of creativity is fear. A happy culture knows how to take risks, learn together, smile and fail forward. The best leaders know how to put happiness to work. Positivity will make that happen.”