About Bryant McGill
Author, Speaker, Activist and Social Entrepreneur
Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. His prolific writings and small aphorisms have been published in hundreds of books and quoted in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders. His writings have been translated into 15 languages and published by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, Wiley, McGraw Hill, For Dummies and Writer's Digest. McGill was the subject of a front-page cover story in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and was listed as one of, "the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time." in Inc. Magazine, and among "the brightest minds in human history" by the Foundation for a Better Life. In an official Congressional commendation, the nation's leaders applauded McGill's, "highly commendable life's work," as an Ambassador of Goodwill and founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. Bryant has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.
Bryant's writings and small aphorisms are regularly used in major network TV programs, newspapers, political speeches, peer-reviewed journals, college textbooks, academic papers and theses, and by university presidents and deans in non-violence programs and college ceremonies. His writings are some of the all-time most virally shared posts in social media history surpassing former record holders, Barack Obama and the New York Times.
As a coaching and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill's simple writings have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association and have appeared in publications such as Psychology Today and Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill's works have been referenced and published by educational authorities such as the dean of NYU School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, The George Lucas Educational Foundation, and have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University. His writings are regularly used in the curriculum at the university level and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU.
McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW. References | Photos
The only hope of transforming the world from the 'tsunami of violence' is for each of us to Become the Change We Wish To See in the World. Bryant McGill shows us the way.
— Dr. Arun M. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
Strong, wonderful words and thoughts!
— Michael Douglas, Film Legend & Humanitarian
Bryant McGill is a caring, global citizen with a world-view of confronting the hard issues. Bryant is a dynamic change agent you should know!
— Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service
Beautiful… (Simple Reminders)
— Paulo Coelho, New York Times Best-Selling Author
A peaceful voice for change in a corrupt world.
— Larry Flynt / Hustler Magazine
Publisher and Free Speech Activist. Landmark Supreme Court Case Winner
Bryant McGill is a creative innovator and unconventional change agent. He is making a difference in the world through his positive social media presence. Bryant is a master of long-range strategy with a powerful story. I applaud his commitment to positive change.
— Guy Kawasaki
Former Apple Chief Evangelist, Google Advisor and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Where to find Him
Bryant's writings, aphorisms and "Simple Reminders" can also be found on-line at About.com, WashingtonPost.com, OriginMagazine.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.com, PositivelyPositive.com, TheDailyLove.com, Values.com, Lifebyme.com, TinyBuddha.com, DailyGood.org, PsychologyToday.com, MindBodyGreen.com, Lifehack.org, Upworthy.com, Edutopia.org, Alltop.com and Examiner.com.
As an entrepreneur, Bryant built and manages a multi-million dollar business and brand using social media. He is partnered with GBI, and together they are taking his inspirational message of POSSIBILITY to international audiences, alongside the world's most recognized industry-leading experts. Bryant currently runs a life, health and wealth consultancy in Beverly Hills. He sits on the advisory board of Spearhead Capital's humanitarian initiatives fund in Victoria, Mah', Seychelles. His primary developing initiatives are PeacePrize.com, GoodwillTreaty.org, SimpleReminders.com, WordChirp.com, ProVIPS.com, SciFiction.com and PeopleLinking.com.
Poet, Communicator and Linguist
Bryant has had a fascination with communications, words, language (including programming) and linguistics for the majority of his life. McGill is the editor and author of the McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme as featured in Smart Computing Magazine. He was also the author of Poet's Muse: Associative Reference for Writer's Block, and Living Language: Proximal Frequency Research Reference. His writings and award-winning language tools are used as part of the curriculum at the university level, and by numerous Grammy-winning and Multi-Platinum recording artists. He is a classically-trained poet who received private tutelage, mentorship and encouragement from the protege and friend of English-born American writer W.H. Auden, and from American Academy of Arts and Letters inductee and founding Editor of the Paris Review, the late George Plimpton. Later in his life he studied and traveled for a number of years with Dr. Allan W. Eckert, an Emmy Award winning, seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominated author. As an expert wordsmith, he has been published and quoted in Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals; Word Savvy: Use the Right Word Every Time, All The Time; Power Verbs for Presenters: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations; and The Language of Language: A Linguistics Course for Starters.
Social Media Strategist and Expert Speaker
Bryant is a social media expert and social entrepreneur who used social media to build a thriving franchise and catapult his brand and writings into the fabric of culture. Bryant parlayed his technology and social savvy into the creation of an internationally recognized brand, becoming a best-selling author, a top-tier paid expert speaker and creating a multi-million dollar business. With no money or education, and using only a library card, a laptop, a phone and a camera, he turned his passions and dreams into a meaningful and lucrative reality as an internationally recognized thought leader. Bryant amassed a network of over 500 thousand digital subscribers reaching over 100 million people each month. Technology and social media are corner-stones of Bryant's rags-to-riches story and his outreach as a social-critic, humanitarian and spiritual teacher. He saw social media very early as a democratization of broadcast and publishing, and the ultimate embodiment of a meritocracy platform.
From his humble beginnings on Myspace, Bryant has since enjoyed regular appearances in A-List media venues from Fox News to Inc Magazine and the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and has been called, "a master of long-range strategy" by marketing guru Guy Kawasaki, and publicly acknowledged by Klout as being one of the top 0.1% of their users in world-wide social media rankings. His writings are some of the all-time most shared and viral posts in social media history, with more shares than the works of any other cultural icon or author. He is a former software engineer and CTO who has been working with digital telecommunications and content delivery since he was 10 years old when he ran and developed electronic bulletin board systems. He used social media to build real prosperity and is now sharing his expertise on how organizations and individuals can build a long-range legacy for their meaningful body of work, and how social media can be harnessed for social change and social good.
Recent Feature on Fox's Lou Dobbs
Campus Installation at Bangkok University