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Michael Strong

Michael Strong is the Chief Visionary Officer and co-founder of Freedom Lights Our World (FLOW), Inc. Michael is the lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems. Michael is currently working on the entrepreneurial creation of legal systems based on his 2009 article “The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scalable Strategy for Global Free Market Reforms.” Michael’s work is featured in academic journals (Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, Critical Review, etc.), specialty publications (Microfinance Insights, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Ethics, etc.) and in popular media (the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, Barron’s, etc.). He serves on the board of 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. Prior to his work with FLOW, Michael spent fifteen years as an educational entrepreneur, creating several high-performance private and charter schools, including one which was ranked thirty-sixth on the Washington Post’s Challenge Index of the best public schools in the U.S. The author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, Strong has consulted for hundreds of schools around the world. Michael was educated at Harvard, St. John’s College, and University of Chicago.


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