Michael cofounded Freedom Lights Our World (FLOW), the predecessor organization to Conscious Capitalism, Inc., with John Mackey in order to promote entrepreneurial and capitalist solutions to world problems. Michael writes for both academic journals (The Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, Critical Review, etc.) and popular audiences (The Huffington Post,RealClearPolitics, Microfinance Insights, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Ethics, etc.) He is the lead author, along with Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Hernando de Soto, Co-chair of the U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, John Mackey, and others of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems.
Prior to cofounding FLOW and Conscious Capitalism, Michael spent fifteen years creating and leading innovative schools based on Montessori, Socratic, and entrepreneurial principles, including a charter school named the 36th best public high school in the U.S. He is also the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, and has consulted for hundreds of educational institutions around the world. He is now back in education as the co-founder of the Khabele&Strong Incubator, a secondary school in Austin, TX. Michael has given several TEDx talks based on his work, including “Socratic Practice as Disruptive Technology,” “The Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation,” and “Innovate: Experience.”
Michael’s current work pushing the frontiers of Conscious Capitalism includes a focus on the entrepreneurial creation of communities, legal systems, and city-scale development. Michael sees the entrepreneurial creation of new communities and new legal systems as the most rapid and effective means of eliminating global poverty and creating ever greater levels of happiness and well-being for all of humanity.
Michael will be joining us via media streaming technology to discuss two very important topics:
For more information on Michael Strong, his work, communities, initiatives, organizations, TED talks and partnerships, please visit the links below:
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The FLOW Project, now Radical Social Entrepreneurs
Co-Founder and CEO, StartupLearning.Me
Co-Founder, Startup Cities Institute
Lead Author, Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems
Author, The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice
Blogger at “The Purpose of Education is Happiness and Well-Being for All,” “Let a Thousand Nations Bloom,” and “Radical Social Entrepreneurs”
Co-Founder of The Atheneum School, The Winston Academy (defunct), Moreno Valley High School (ranked the 36th best public high school in 2006), and The Bronze Doors Academy.
Co-Founder, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
TEDx UChicago, “The Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation”
TEDx GrandRapids, “Innovate: Experience”
TEDx UFM, “Socratic Practice as Disruptive Technology”
“Creating a World in which All of Humanity Flourishes.”