Michael's Bio

Michael PortThere’s nothing ordinary about Michael Port.The Boston Globe calls him, “an uncommonly honest author.” The Wall Street Journal calls him a “marketing guru.” Canada’s leading business paper, The Financial Post, declares “the world needs more Michael Ports.” But who cares what others say about him. It’s what he’s doing for others that matters.

He wrote the mega bestselling Book Yourself Solid so that business owners can get all the clients their hearts desire. He wrote Beyond Booked Solid so that they can stop trading time for money. He wrote The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (BIG) To Take Typical Sales Advice and Do The Opposite so salespeople can respect their customers. (By the way, The Contrarian Effect was selected as the #9 Best Business Book for 2008 by the Editorial Board at Amazon.com as well as the best sales book for 2008 by 800-CEO-READ.)

But now Michael is thinking even bigger about his own work, how it will touch people everywhere and ultimately change the world. He finally wrote The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (And The World)? Think Again, a New York Times Bestseller. This is his most provocative book so far, and he wrote it for only one reason: to rally everyone to think bigger about who they are and what they can offer the world. 

The Think Big Manifesto
is the handbook for ThinkBigRevolution.com, an online social network that inspires people all over the world to lead their own personal revolutions. It’s free, always will be. No one owns big ideas.


You may recognize Michael from TV appearances on networks like CNBC and MSNBC, or from his numerous newspaper and magazine interviews. Or perhaps you have seen him headline events with leaders like Tony Robbins, Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Tom Peters, Colin Powell, and more.

Michael did not begin his career as an entrepreneur, author, and speaker; actually, he began as an actor. You might have been able to pick him out of a crowd from his starring and supporting roles in TV and film projects like Sex and the City, Third Watch, All My Children, Guiding Light, Central Park West, 100 Centre Street, The Pelican Brief, Down to Earth, Last Call, The Believer and more.

In addition to his writing and speaking engagements, Michael runs one of the largest and most respected coaching programs for small business owners in the world at www.MichaelPort.com. As diverse in his personal life as he is in his professional life, Michael blends his yoga teaching past with his martial arts present—holding the rank of black belt. With all this, his most significant accomplishment and responsibility is probably quite similar to yours: being a devoted parent, son, friend and citizen.

Michael Port’s mission to rally big thinkers—prospective, potential, wildly in-motion, and (particularly) bashful up-and-comers—is officially in motion. He’s at the forefront of a movement of people that are starting personal, professional, societal and spiritual revolutions. Join the movement at ThinkBigRevolution.com.