Mike Michalowicz

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Mike Michalowicz
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Michalowicz in March 2017
Michael Michalowicz

(1970-09-19) September 19, 1970 (age 51)
Alma materVirginia Tech

Michael Michalowicz (/mɪˈkæləwɪts/ mick-AL-ə-wits;[1] born September 19, 1970) is an American author, entrepreneur, and lecturer.[2][3] He is currently an author of seven business books published by Penguin Random House, including Get Different (2021),[4] Profit First (2017)[5] and Clockwork (2018), and is the former host of the "Business Rescue" segment for MSNBC's Your Business. He was previously the small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and hosted the reality television program called Bailout!.[6][7][8][9]


  • Michalowicz, Mike (2009). Profit First: Transform Your Business From A Cash Eating Monster To A Money Making Machine. New York: Portfolio/Penguin. ISBN 978-0735214149.


Michalowicz founded Olmec Systems [10] in 1996 and sold the business in a private equity transaction in 2003. In 2003 he co-founded a computer forensic firm, which was a lead examiner in the Enron scandal. That company was acquired by Robert Half International in 2006. Terms were undisclosed.[11] Mike Michalowicz currently owns three companies and has four additional organizations with exclusively licensing rights to his work. [12]

Early life and education[edit]

Michalowicz graduated from Virginia Tech in 1993 and was captain of the Virginia Tech Men’s Lacrosse Team List of Virginia Tech alumni. He graduated with two degrees, one in Finance and the other in Management Science.[13]


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