Advice From One of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs in the World With Michael Gorton

Michael Gorton is a highly accomplished Chief Executive, Board Member, and 13-time Serial Entrepreneur with several decades of experience building companies in the telecom, music, energy, healthcare, book publishing, and water remediation industries.

As CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Teladoc, Michael Gorton led the healthcare services company that would go on to be named by MIT as one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies in the World in 2015. Teladoc is now the world’s leading telemedicine company with an NYSE market cap in excess of $18 billion.

Throughout his executive career, Michael has founded and led industry-changing companies, including Internet Global, Teladoc, Palo Duro Records, Principal Solar, and Water Environmental Technology. Michael’s startups have created more than $3.4 billion in wealth.

Michael holds a JD in Law from Texas A&M University School of Law, a BS in Engineering from Texas Tech University, and an MS in Physics from The University of Texas at Dallas. He has established his status as a Thought Leader and best-selling author through numerous awards, more than 20 white papers, 100+ articles, and five novels. His historic fiction novel Forefathers and Founding Fathers became an Amazon #1 bestseller and Broken Handoff was the #1 ranked M&A book of 2019. Michael has run eighteen marathons, is working on his 3rd degree black belt in karate, and has completed a 4,800-mile bicycle adventure across the US.  He and his family have a goal of climbing the highest point of elevation in all 50 states. They have completed 42.

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • Find inspiration, build a (life) plan, LIVE IT!
  • Never forget to embrace servant leadership principles. Give inspiration to others.
  • Learn to be resilient in life and in business. You will get knocked down…learn to get back up!
  • Dream big…for for it!

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