Simple Is the New Cool

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Hi, I’m Mike Thompson and I’m a communication strategist, MBA leadership lecturer, and writer featured in Business Insider, Fast Co. INC, Life Hacker, Ladders, Crunchbase, Forbes, and dozens of other work and life publications.

By following this space, you can expect actionable career, communication, and writing advice along with inspiring human experience stories read by millions of people a year.

The topics may change, but the goal remains the same: to share the best of what I’ve got so you can make your words better count and your work stand out.

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Some people have told me it’s pretty good and for a once shy kid who was scared to share his message, I considered that a massive win.

Thanks for taking the time to cruise around my little corner of the internet.

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I worked with Michael when I was looking to change my career and he helped me a great deal in not only my interview and presentation skills, but also in having a better idea of what type of job I would enjoy. Michael truly believes that anything is possible if you work hard and keep learning and his energy is very inspiring. I have recommended numerous friends from my MBA program at ESADE to Michael and all of them were very happy working with him.

After a year of job hunting, I reached out to Michael for guidance. Suddenly I went from crickets to getting calls every week. I believe in life that there are a handful of people who shape your success. For me, Michael is one of those people.

Being simple, kind, and right is a hard thing to maintain. Michael lives, writes, and works all three. I straight-up love this guy.

Sylvia Jimenez

Therapeutical Area Manager, Gebro Pharma

Kristina Howard

Managing Director, Tusk Ventures

Fred Dust

Author of "Making Conversation", former Global Managing Partner of IDEO
and design advisor for the Rockefeller Foundation.
I personally think all of the 300+ articles I’ve written are pretty nice, but the four below are my personal favorite as they’ll give you a good idea of my operating principles, story, and the work I do.
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