CEO and Cofounder of Platform University
Michael Hyatt has spent most of his career in the book publishing industry, most recently as the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest book publisher in the United States and the largest provider of inspirational live events in the world.
He now devotes his time to writing, consulting, product development and speaking. His blog is the top leadership blog in the world, with nearly 500,000 visitors a month. His podcast gets more than 300,000 downloads a month. In addition, more than 75,000 people subscribe to his daily updates. He also has more than 215,000 followers on Twitter and 38,000 on Facebook.
Michael has written seven books. His newest one, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012), is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller.
He has been happily married to his wife, Gail, for thirty-four years. They have five daughters, five grandsons, and three granddaughters. They live outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and golfing.