Marco Marsan

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Marco Marsan
Born Marco Marsan
(1957-06-25) 25 June 1957 (age 59)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Novelist, Marketer
Nationality American
Notable works The Lions Way
Think Naked

Marco Marsan (born June 25, 1957 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is an American author and innovation consultant.[1] He wrote the novel The Lion's Way, and the non-fiction works: Who Are You When Nobody's Looking and Think Naked: Childlike Brilliance in the Rough Adult World.[2] He was named one of America's Top Out of the Box thinkers by the Mazda Corporation in 1999.[3] Marco Marsan has also made appearances on The View[4] and The Montel Williams Show.[5]

Marco is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in 1975-76 as an information specialist. He graduated from Finneytown High School in 1975 where he led his team to the Ohio State men's soccer championship in 1974,[6] and then attended the University of Cincinnati where he attained a bachelor's degree in Business in 1983.[7]

Marco is a citizen of Canada, Italy and the United States. His father Mario Marsan (an Italian immigrant in 1958) is credited with having invented the design for the hourglass shape of the disposable diaper in 1964 while working for Procter & Gamble[8] and his uncle, the famed opera singer Italo Tajo,[9] was featured on several recordings with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo.[10]

Marco was awarded the “Top5 Speaker in Innovation / Creativity” designation in 2010 by Speakers Platform,[11] as well as taught classes on innovation and entrepreneurship at both Xavier University's Williams School of Business and University of Cincinnati's Lindner School of Business.[12]

Marco was credited in the Guinness Book of World Records for over 4 years with having created the world's largest Chicken Dance in which 43,000 participants danced at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept 9, 1992.[13]

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Marsan also has a blog called "The Extra Piece of Chicken" that contains short videos about companies who, "under-promise but over-deliver"[14]


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