Michael Strong co-founded FLOW with John Mackey in 2003. Radical Social Entrepreneurs, launched in 2012, is one of three “descendants” of FLOW, along with its siblings Conscious Capitalism and Peace through Commerce.
He is lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems, co-authored with Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, U.N. Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor Co-Chair Hernando de Soto, and others.
Michael’s work is featured in academic journals (including The Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, and Critical Review), specialty publications (including Microfinance Insights, Policy Innovations, and Carnegie Ethics) and in media reaching popular audiences (including The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, and Barron’s).
He serves on the board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., The Free Cities Institute, The Seasteading Institute, and the Advisory Boards of The Lifeboat Foundation, Trilinc Global, The Moorfield Storey Institute, and is a mentor for developing world entrepreneurs for the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development.
He has long been a radical social entrepreneur, for decades focused on the “creation of conscious culture through educational innovation,” now focused on the entrepreneurial creation of legal systems. He is author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice.
Michael spent fifteen years innovating in education, creating several high-performance private and charter schools, including one named the 36th best public school in the U.S. on the Washington Post’s Challenge Index. Michael was educated at Harvard, St. John’s College, and the University of Chicago.
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Zachary edits Radical Social Entrepreneurs. His work on behavioral economics, political economy, and economic history have won awards from think tanks, the Southern Economics Association, and New York University. He has been published in books, popular press, and academic journals.
His journalism on the street trade in Kenya has been featured in print and online. He is currently turning this research into an E-book to raise money for street traders’ revolving loan funds. His time studying the informal sector also led him to propose the creation of ‘entrepreneurial street markets,’ an RSE project for the world informal economy.
He has been a featured speaker at several Tedx events discussing Free Cities and radical social entrepreneurship. He has also been the subject of interviews in print and on the radio. His current research, for several scholars and think tanks, focuses on international development, technology, and innovation in political systems. He is a graduate of New York University.
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Joshua Zader is CEO of Atlas Web Development and has a background in entrepreneurship and applied ethics, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico.
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