Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the Pulitzer Prize nominated author of What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube, which also got him an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work. He’s the author of other books on digital leadership such as the best-seller Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business (2012). Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best-Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His book Digital Leader (2011) helped him be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is his 2014 release and has been adopted by the top universities and global brands.
He is listed as a Top 50 MBA Professor and is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo; today he sits on several company boards. Yet he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.
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 has been honored as the Michigan State Alum of the Year.