Mike will tell you that his purpose is “To inspire and empower curiosity.” His passion is to make people believe they can change the world and then provide the tools, frameworks and hard-earned wisdom to make positive impact happen. Mike calls himself an Idea Monkey because he loves to solve problems with disruptive ideas. This passion for problem solving has driven Mike to establish 7 successful businesses, including innovation and strategy consultancy Maddock Douglas which has helped more than 25% of the Fortune 500 create and launch new products, services and business models.
Mike co-chairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT and is past president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Chicago. Currently Mike is the Chairperson of Young Presidents’ Organization in Chicago.
A doodler, turned cartoonist, turned author, Mike has been using words and pictures to create smiles and build ideas his entire life. Today, Mike is a contributor to Forbes and author of four bestselling books: Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox and Flirting With the Uninterested, Innovating in a Sold, Not Bought Category. And finally, Plan D––his latest book about how Disruptors use their superhero powers to put a dent in the universe.
Learn more at: https://www.mike-maddock.com/