Michael is a design insurgent, entrepreneur, and thought leader.


Michael has a passion for starting things. Whether it's companies or communities, he has spent much of the last 20 years breaking new ground. He is a leader in design thinking and innovation, who has been devoted to making both more rigorous and more accessible.



Michael is a prolific writer and often speaks at design and business events. He is a founding member of Overlap, a peer network of innovators who share their knowledge and practice in order to advance the state of the art of design.

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Michael has founded and led several start ups, developed an experimental innovation practice called Innovation Parkour, and created the online learning program, Unfinished Business School.

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