About Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is the founder of Seminal, a bestselling author, and a contributor to Entrepreneur, Inc., Business Insider, HBR, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more.

Inside The #AskGaryVee Show Syndication Model: The Power Of Syndication

Gary started his new show, the #AskGaryVee Show, in July of 2014 after a three year hiatus from Youtube shows. It became a hit from the start. Every episode reaches hundreds of thousands of people across multiple channels. With just 20 minutes of his time a few times per week, he creates dozens of pieces [...]

11 Ways Remarkable Storytellers Create Reality Distortion Fields

I can't get this idea out of my head: If something catastrophic happens to Earth, we lose billions of years of evolution and thousands of years of advanced human civilization. Colonizing Mars isn't just something we can do--it is also something we should do. Seven years ago, I couldn't have imagined myself saying those words. [...]

10 Content Creator Secrets That Will Make You Exceptionally Likable

Richard Branson, arguably one of the most likable entrepreneurs in the world, views his likability as one of his competitive advantages. Research backs this up. Likable people are more effective leaders, build deeper relationships, and have better reputations. The good news is that likability is a learnable skill. The challenge and opportunity is that what [...]

8 Proven Strategies To Pick Your Next Topic

Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have built great companies. But the reason you know their names is because they also created great content, which developed their personal brands. Does this make them attention-seeking CEOs courting personal celebrity? You may think so if you've read the classic academic study turned bestselling book, [...]

7 Ways To Make Your Article, Startup, Or Idea Go Viral

10 days ago, an article was posted on Inc. called Bill Gates Predicted Today's Technologies in 1999. It has already been shared 38,000+ times. Have you ever wondered what makes some ideas go viral and some die? Jonah Berger, UPENN researcher and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, does more than wonder. He is [...]

The Power of Blockbuster Content

Will this article be read by anyone? That was the #1 question going through my mind as I pressed ‘Publish’ on my first Forbes article in April of 2013. As someone with no email list or journalism background, my insecurity felt overwhelming. I feared my words would die the silent death of obscurity. So, I [...]