Richie Norton

RICHARD (Richie) NORTON BIO INFO Richie Norton is the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid and Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It. He is an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, a social entrepreneur, and CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle. Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and other national publications both in print and online. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival named The Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii. Richie founded an international mentor capital company with the mission to help end poverty and helped to establish what is now known as the Mark & Laura Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship, where he also serves on the Mentor Venture Capital Board at BYU-Hawaii. In 2005, Richie was published in the Journal of Microfinance and became a ChangeAid Award winner for outstanding accomplishment in international development, international relations, humanitarian aid and academic achievement. He founded the Empower Laie Project which has educated hundreds of families on principles of self-reliance. Richie helped institute and manage the International Business Conference where executives of over 100 companies from the USA, Asia and Canada were trained over 3 years. He created a joint-venture cashmere export company in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a joint-venture inflatable bouncer company in Apia, Samoa. Richie received his MBA from the world's #1 ranked international business school, Thunderbird School of Global Management. Richie is happily married and has four boys.