erik-q Erik Qualman

Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics. Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His 2012 book Digital Leader helped him be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

He is listed as a Top 50 MBA Professor and is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO); today he sits on several company boards. Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous podcast.

Socialnomics was a finalist for the “Book of the Year” and socialnomics.com, is ranked as a Top 10 Blog (PC Magazine). Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and in 2011 Erik was honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A dedicated husband and father he lives with his wife and two daughters in Boston.


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