Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank on how to successfully launch and grow a company from concept to cash.
Recently ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com, Michael helps companies and leaders build future-focused organizations and connect with a new generation of consumer.
A recognized business expert and television pundit, Michael’s been featured across numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and Forbes, where he is a regular contributor.
Michael is the host and co-executive producer of The Next Crop—a web series that showcases the next generation of business and media influencers. Sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting in partnership with Forbes Media, The Next Crop spotlights the people, projects, and ideas that are pushing boundaries, disrupting industries, and setting the tone for the future.
An award-winning keynote speaker, Michael has presented to hundreds of audiences around the world. Detailed in his popular TEDx talk, Michael is an outspoken advocate for organizational transformation and travels the globe leading trainings and workshops designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs maximize their impact and expand their influence.
As a consultant and advisor, Michael has collaborated with organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500s, including such well-known companies as American Express, Kraft, Ogilvy, Visa, Disney, L’Oreal, IAC and many more.
Previously, Michael served as editor of ecomagination.com —GE’s cleantech and sustainable innovation site—and host of GE’s web series Green Room Live. Prior to that, Michael was the managing editor of The Domino Project—a publishing company started by marketing guru Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.
Outside of the office, Michael works closely with an array of social organizations. He is an active participant in Big Brothers Big Sisters, an executive volunteer with Defy Ventures, and a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation—a group of young professionals dedicated to ending child mortality.
Being a business consultant for small business owners, I strongly recommend this book as a first read. It is well written, easy to follow and provides practical first steps for turning ideas into realities.
In just about 300 pages, the writer has managed to compile a great deal of information for prospective entrepreneurs. So solidly written, I nominate Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business for Entrepreneurial Book of the Year. If you buy no other book to research your potential in starting a business, buy Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business.
In the daily rat race of trying to survive running your own business, it easy to feel like you are running in quick sand. We decided to start over from scratch and this book is an excellent compass to show you the direction you need to be going.
For a long time, I've been telling my clients that when they get stuck, lost, or depressed, the best medicine is to watch a few episodes of Shark Tank. This terrific book is that same experience - magnified, organized, and in book format!
If you love the television show, Shark Tank then you will absolutely love this book! These 284 pages read much like a discussion and challenge the reader to assess whether owning and running a business is for them. After reading this book, you can expect to walk away with a wealth of insight.
This book can catapult anyone thinking about starting a business into actually putting in the work and making it happen. Unlike those only-believe-and-it-will-all-be-perfect books, though, this one is as real as keeping your tax records and taking inventory. It's about serious business that's also possible business, doable business, and successful business.
Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure. He provided us with a fresh and unique perspective and helped take our product to the next level. He’s one of those vibrant people who have the ability to bring energy and passion to a room and inspire those around him. I would work with him again in second.
Michael is the embodiment of effective. Present hime with any challenge, opportunity, or project and he will blow it out of the park. There are a lot of starters in this world, but few who have the tenacity to follow-through, making the start as impressive as the finish line. That's Michael. I'd trust him to make anything happen.
The business landscape has been and will continue to be frenetic, scattered, and disrupted. Michael fights through all that: he is logical and creative, calm and enthusiastic, grounded and imaginative. He adapts to the client/project/goal with the thinking AND execution to create a successful outcome.
Michael is just the kind of speaker you want at your event. Smart, insightful and entertaining, Michael truly knows how to captivate an audience and make a lasting impression. It is clear why the audience of senior level business executives chose him as Best Speaker of our annual national marketing conference.
Michael is a rare combination of discerning, charismatic, and kind. There's deep expertise and compassion behind all the baby-faced charm. I can't say enough awesome things to do him justice.
Michael has the ability to build momentum around a project. He fostered great collaboration around the re-launch of ecomagination.com and was critical in helping the site find an approachable voice to connect big business with a younger audience. Most importantly, he brings a bright spirit and quick problem solving to the table.