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Michael Margolis

Founder and CEO | Get Storied

San Francisco, United States

"Story is my yoga."

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

Brand StrategyCultureEntrepreneurshipMarketingSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralTechnologyWriting

Very good at:
+ Seeing the bigger story and how to tell it
+ Getting to the essence of any world-changing, disruptive, complex idea
+ Hosting epic chocolate tasting parties - you're all invited!

About me & my work:

I am a teacher, author, and entrepreneur. For last 12 years, working at the leading-edge of the storytelling movement. In the past 6 months, relaunched StoryU, the world's largest school for business storytelling. We reach 300,000 learners every month. We lead corporate programs teaching "narrative intelligence" to companies including Bloomberg, SAP, and TATA.

Obsessed with how the Internet is evolving the way we approach innovation, marketing and the humanization of business. Our StoryU members are coaches, consultants, and change-agents -- anyone in the business of transformation. We teach a path of authentic storytelling that goes beyond bragging or apologizing. Think: storytelling mindfulness and innovation adoption. I also speak extensively at venues including SXSW, TEDx, BlogWorld, Zappos, Google, and the UN Foundation. Will be traveling and teaching extensively around the world in 2015, serving our students in 40+ countries. Top of the list - Vancouver, Australia, Netherlands, India, UK, Spain, Scandanavia, and more to follow. Want to collaborate?

I currently live just 35 min north of SF in Marin County -- and half the cliches that entails. Moved here in 2013, after 18 years in Boston, DC, and NYC. Raised in Switzerland and Los Angeles - total misfit kid. The son of an inventor and a teacher. I'm a total extrovert that loves people, yet my biggest fear is social rejection. Cultural anthropologist by training, entrepreneur by trade, seeker by nature. My first career was social entrepreneur in my early 20s. Funding from Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. Then epic crash and burn. I'm left-handed, color-blind, and eat more chocolate than the average human. I'm also a Spotify geek -- ask for me a music recommendation.

My links:

Get Storied | A learning & education company humanizing business through the art of storytelling

Red Pill of Storytelling | A free 7-day email course on transformational storytelling

The New Storytellers | The largest toolkit of business storytelling frameworks and resources


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