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- Overcoming Adversity
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Mike Maddock Founding Partner & CEO of Maddock Douglas, Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer
Mike Maddock is an entrepreneur, an inventor, a writer and a keynote speaker. Mike calls himself an Idea Monkey because he loves to solve problems with disruptive ideas. This passion for problem solving led him to establish Maddock Douglas, Inc. in 1991. Maddock Douglas has become an internationally recognized innovation agency that helps leading corporations invent and launch new products, services and business models. It is the perfect place for Idea Monkeys and the (Ring) Leaders who keep them on track.
Entrepreneurship is a big part of Mike's life and he has launched six successful businesses. He also cochairs the Gathering of Titans entrepreneurial conclave at MIT, he is past president of both Entrepreneurs' Organization and Young Presidents' Organization, both chapters located in Chicago.
A doodler, turned cartoonist, turned author, Mike has been using words and pictures to get laughs and build ideas his entire life. Today, Mike is a featured columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes and author of four books about entrepreneurship and innovation: Plan D (which is about Disruptors), Free the Idea Monkey (which is about balancing vision and execution) and Brand New (which is about how great brands invent and launch new products, services, and business models).
Mike is a highly rated keynote speaker and has a passion for inspiring and empowering innovation leaders by helping them build the types of culture and processes that lead to new product success.