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Mike Maddock is an entrepreneur, inventor, writer and 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 consulting firm that helps leading corporations design, brand and launch new products, services experiences and business models while also empowering an agile culture that can continually innovate. It is the perfect place for Idea Monkeys and the (Ring) leaders who keep them on track.
Entrepreneurship is a big part of Mikes life. As an adult (we really don’t need to talk about the lawn care business and greeting card company he started in college), Mike has launched six successful businesses. He also co-chairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT, he is former Chicago Chapter chairman of Entrepreneurs Organization and Young Presidents Organization, and Regional Youth and Family chair of YPO.
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 contributor to Forbes and author of three books: Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox and Flirting With the UninterestedInnovating in a Sold, Not Bought Category. He was also a featured innovation columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Mike is a frequent keynote speaker and has a passion for inspiring and empowering innovation leaders by helping them build the types of cultures and processes that lead to new product success.
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