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Michael’s Bio

Mike Hopkin

Michael Ray Hopkin

Michael Ray Hopkin is an internationally recognized thought leader in the area of leadership and product management.  Michael combines his unique experience of 15 years in engineering and product management with technology companies – together with an acute awareness of timeless principles of leadership – to inspire and motivate product managers to truly lead their teams.

In the traditionally stuffy world of technology and product management, Michael brings a refreshing, engaging, and entertaining approach to his presentations and trainings.  In addition to his technology and leadership expertise, Michael maintains a healthy sense of the tricky balance that busy executives face in the work/life balance.  Michael’s Five Factors of Leadership has become a recognized and often quoted resource among those in the product management field.  He has published several articles and has co-hosted a number of podcast episodes with other prominent leaders in the industry.

Michael relishes the opportunity to promote and apply sound product management principles and practices every day with success-oriented, highly motivated people. To find out more about his experience see his LinkedIn profile. Take a look at his Facebook profile to find out more about his interests. Learn more about his writing and speaking, or contact him directly.

He uses his full name – “Michael Ray Hopkin” – (including his middle name) for SEO purposes. He is also known as “Michael Hopkin” and as “Mike” by those close to him.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are strictly his and not necessarily those of any employer.

14 thoughts on “Michael’s Bio

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  2. Michael: I was shuffling thru Google tonight and found your January review of my book Work the System.: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. You were thorough and I appreciate your tenacity in sticking it out thru the book. I found a publisher and the hard cover (temendously) re-edited version hit the book stores May 1st. The publisher’s editors guided and dragged me thru some major revisions, as you can imagine. It’s shorter and reds much easier. Please allow me to send you a copy. (I need an address).

    Again, thanks for your kind and thoughtful words. Let me know if I can return the favor.

    I love your Blog, BTW and have bookmarked it.

  3. Great blog, hope to read further in the future.

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  6. Hi… I enjoyed the article and would like to distribute it to our leadership team. I work for G&K Services… we’re a uniform company based in Minneapolis. we’ve got about 100 leaders to which I’d like to send this. May I have your permission?


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  8. I love the art of leadership. Everything we do as humans involves leading someone or ourselves on a journey. Thanks for the posts!

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  10. Michael,
    Keep up the good work. Your blog is inspiring.

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