Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and 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 business from concept to cash.
Recently ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com, Michael’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Business Insider, The Huffington Post, CNN, Yahoo, San Francisco Chronicle, and Forbes, where he is also a regular contributor.
Michael is the host of The Next Crop—an interview web series that showcases the next generation of business and media influencers. Sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting, The Next Crop features the ideas, projects, and people that are pushing boundaries, disrupting industries, and setting the tone for the future.
Michael is an international keynote speaker who’s spoken to audiences that range from college students to Fortune 500 executives. Detailed in his popular 2012 TEDx talk, Michael is an outspoken advocate for small business and travels the country leading trainings and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs build great companies and help great companies become more entrepreneurial.
As a consultant and advisor, Michael has worked with an array of globally recognized organizations, including such well-known companies as American Express, Kraft, Ogilvy, Visa, Disney, IAC and many more.
Previously, Michael was the editor of ecomagination.com—GE’s cleantech and sustainable innovation website—as well as the host of ecomagination.com’s web series Green Room Live. Prior to that, Michael served as managing editor of The Domino Project—a publishing company started by marketing guru Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.com.
He is a One Young World Ambassador, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and an advisor to numerous companies, including the New York Tech MeetUp—the largest tech organization in New York.
Outside of the office, Michael works closely with myriad 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.