Michael has helped create thousands of great jobs.

A champion of small businesses and job creation, Michael offers refreshingly honest straight-talk with the compassionate tone of someone who has been there. A charismatic speaker, Michael draws on lessons from his childhood, to offer personal accounts that are revealing, humorous, and insightful. Through his entertaining, honest, and inspiring style, Michael forges immediate and lasting connections with audiences.

Michael received his M.S. in Management from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He also served as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenues.

Michael is a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small inner-city businesses.



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Michael is CEO of Great Place to Work.

For two decades, we have published our gold-standard list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. But our latest research shows that even at the best workplaces, leaders can—and must—do better. CEO Michael C. Bush and team connect the dots to show how human potential is the name of the new game, fairness is the playbook, and the leaders who reach all of their people win. Today's business climate is defined by speed, social technologies and people expecting "values" besides value. As a result, leaders have to create an outstanding culture for everyone, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. They have to build a Great Place to Work For All.