Richie Norton is the award-winning author of the #1 bestselling book The Power of Starting Something Stupid (translated in 10+ languages) and Résumés Are Dead & What to Do About It. He is an international speaker (including TEDx & Google Startup Grind) & serial entrepreneur.
Richie is the founder of Global Consulting Circle, creating/scaling business models for venture-backed startups & strategy for private equity entry & exit. He is the Co-Founder of Prouduct—helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into profitable products w/ global sourcing & end to end supply chain. Norton founded Edit.Today—a multinational video editing service for vloggers. Millions of entrepreneurial-minded people study Norton's work & blended learning, modular educational programs (self-directed learning online courses, masterminds, conferences, workshops, articles, keynotes, videos, interviews, books, mentoring, university lectures). Executives & celebrities alike seek out Richie to create new value-based products/experiences for their audiences.
Richie is featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, HuffPo, Inc., etc. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival awarded The Power of Starting Something Stupid first in business & grand prize winner overall. At age 29, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best & brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.
Richie founded a mentor capital org to help end poverty & establish the Mark & Laura Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship—where he serves on the Mentor Venture Capital Board at BYU Hawaii. Richie is published in the Journal of Microfinance & is a ChangeAid Award winner for "outstanding accomplishment in international development, international relations, humanitarian aid and academic achievement."
Richie received his MBA from the world's #1 ranked international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management. Richie is happily married, has four boys and lives on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
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