Michael's ability to spot trends was refined by his extensive experience in publishing and software development, pioneering emerging categories such as personal communication and online marketing.
Manhattan Graphics' ReadySetGo was the first shipping desktop publishing program, a category that would ultimately revolutionize the advertising, printing and publishing industries. Aware of the shift presented by the Macintosh and desktop publishing Michael founded MacWeek Magazine, and his vision of the Mac at the center of the graphic arts universe helped propel this popular weekly's annual revenues to $18 million.
Other internet ventures include Atelier Systems, a $1.2 million software company focused in personal communication software, CyberAtlas, an online market research site, and Iconocast, a weekly newsletter aimed at the emerging wave of online marketing. Michael's latest startup Ubercool is a next-generation social engagement marketing company aimed at trendsetters.
He has been quoted by or appeared on leading media outlets such as Access Hollywood, AdWeek, Bloomberg TV, BusinessWeek, CNET, Fox News, PBS, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine. Michael's unique perspective earned him recognition as a popular transformational speaker and one of the great forward thinkers of our time.