“Qualman is to social media what Demming is to quality and Drucker to management.” - Scott Galloway, NYU Stern School of Business
Often call a Digital Dale Carnegie Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.
His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. He is a current Guinness Book of World Records holder and his book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. His 2014 book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube was recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
His books have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Korean and Japanese. Qualman is a frequently requested International speaker and has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including: BusinessWeek, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Nightly News, and The Huffington Post.
Qualman has performed in 44 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association, IBM, Facebook, SCG Thailand, ADP, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, National Retail Federation, Cartier, Bertelsmann, Raytheon, Chrysler, Small Business League, Montblanc, Dairy & Deli Association, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the McCombs Business School (University of Texas).
He has had the fortune to share the stage with: Al Gore, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Brett Favre, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, Jose Socrates, Alan Mulally, and many others of note.
He also produced the world’s most viewed video about social media: ”Social Media Revolution“
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. He made Forbes Top 50 Power Influencers list. Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and been honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A proud husband and father he splits his time between Miami, Austin and Boston.