My name is Donald McMichael, and I have never been afraid of pushing myself. In fact, I thrive on it. Since my first year at Duke University’s Business School, I’ve been working on projects that require me to stretch my thinking beyond convention. It’s these critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that I love and in turn have allow me to help organizations fulfill their potential.
With a successful nineteen year track record (which includes a seven-year career at Showtime Networks as a Vice President and Director in corporate development roles) my true talents lie in developing neat, easily understood playbooks that allow one to reach a desired objective in a complex, uncertain environment. Cutting across both the finance and strategy functions, I’ve produced over $500 million of strategic initiative both inside and outside of Fortune 500 companies such as AlliedSignal and Viacom.
Having completed over 10 Centuries (100 mile bicycle ride) I have a proven track record of accomplishing stretch goals. The reason I can maintain a can-do attitude in every aspect of my life is that I know that focusing on the right thing with the right assets pays off.
For the Tweeple If you found me (and this page) from my Twitter profile, there’s a few things you might want to know about me:
- I’m on Twitter to meet interesting people, have intelligent conversations, and learn new things.
- My professional passions are around Business Model Innovation, Strategic Partnership Development, and the intersection of Creative, Process and Design Thinking (Hybrid Thinking); in particular how it applies to the evolving Media and Entertainment space.
- If you help me achieve these goals, I’ll follow you back.