Michael Strong is a leading expert on entrepreneurial solutions to world problems. He is lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's Problems, written with John Mackey, Founder of Whole Foods, Inc., and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Michael is co-founder of numerous organizations promoting educational and entrepreneurial solutions to world problems. These include FLOW, Peace through Commerce, Conscious Capitalism, Radical Social Entrepreneurs, and the StartupCities Institute at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
Michael is an educational entrepreneur whose schools include the top ranked public schools in New Mexico and KoSchool, an innovative Austin school teaching entrepreneurial skills to teens within the context of a liberal education.
Michael is widely published, having written for Bloomberg media, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Policy Innovations, and many other major print media. He speaks to diverse audiences on entrepreneurial solutions, including Harvard, Columbia and the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh.
Michael is married to Magatte Wade, founder of Tiossan products. Magatte is a renowned public speaker and passionate advocate for free-market solutions to overcome endemic poverty in African and other nations.