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TEDxLansing - Erik Qualman - The Future of Social Commerce

Erik Qualman is the author of "Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way we Live and Do Business." Socialnomics made Amazon's No. 1 best sellers list in the U.S. & UK after three weeks of publication and is consistently on the top 100 best selling business books list. Qualman is a frequently requested international speaker for the Fortune 500 and has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including: BusinessWeek, the New York Times, CNET, the San Francisco Chronicle, Mashable, USA Today, Forbes, CBS Nightly News and The Huffington Post. He has been fortunate to share the stage with Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, Lee Scott, CEO and chairman Walmart, Jose Socrates, prime minister of Portugal, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia, Actress Julie Andrews, former Vice President Al Gore and former Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin. His video, "Social Media Revolution," is one of 2010's most viral YouTube videos. Qualman is an MBA professor at the Hult International Business School. For the past 16 years Qualman has helped grow the online marketing and eBusiness capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is a columnist for ClickZ, while also owning the social media blog Qualman has a BA from Michigan State University (MSU) and an MBA from the University of Texas. He is currently the global vice president of Digital Marketing at EF Education. He was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at MSU and still finds time to follow his beloved Spartans while living in Boston with his wife. Event Produced by: Video Produced by: About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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