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About Bryant McGill

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Activist and Social Entrepreneur

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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 thousands of works by other authors and thought leaders. Bryant's writings have been published by Oprah's Lifeclass, The Chopra Center, Simon & 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 a Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. His thoughts on civil discourse and diplomacy have been featured by President Clinton's Foundation. 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.

As a self-help and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill's works have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association and have appeared  in Psychology Today, programs by Oprah and Deepak Chopra, and in 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

"I live in Southern California with my life partner Jenni, and I have three amazing daughters. I am a simple person, who as a boy, ran around barefoot on a dirt-road in Alabama — dreaming of being a writer. I am probably best known as a writer of pithy sayings and small, simple aphorisms which have found their way into tens-of-thousands of publications, including by some of the biggest publishers in the world. I love to inspire people and show them their inner-beauty. My mission is to cause people to consider kinder ways in which we could do business, structure our relationships and treat the world."
— Bryant McGill


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
Bryant's insight is brilliant and life-changing.
— Dr. Steve Maraboli
Internationally Acclaimed Behavioral Research Scientist

Where to find Him

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 top-shared posts by Barack Obama and the New York Times. He posts regularly on People Magazine's #CelebsUnfiltered and on Huffington Post Celebrity, and his writings, aphorisms and "Simple Reminders" can also be found on-line around the world and 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, PsychCentral.com, Beliefnet.com, ElephantJournal.com, MindBodyGreen.com, Lifehack.org, Upworthy.com, Edutopia.org, Alltop.com and Examiner.com.

Current Projects

Bryant currently runs a life, health and wealth consultancy and his primary developing initiatives are PeacePrize.com, GoodwillTreaty.org, SimpleReminders.com, WordChirp.com, SciFiction.com and PeopleLinking.com.

Simple Reminders: A Journey of Love and Inspiration

Simple Reminders was born from a love story, when Bryant McGill and Jenni Young began sharing their passion and love for life together, through daily original photography, design and writings. Popular demand for their message of possibility grew into a thriving franchise.

Jenni and I love what we do! We are traveling writers and photographers who are living our dream life daily with passion. We are in love with life and truly enjoy sharing the beauty we encounter daily with all of you. Our Simple Reminders, aphorisms, writings and photography are regularly published internationally in major national magazines, books and newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to Grazai. Our work has received "nods" shares and acknowledgments from numerous top creative artists who have been inspired by our work, such as Ron Howard, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mark Nepo, Louise Hay, Steve Maraboli, Paulo Coelho, T. Harv Eker, Julian Lennon, Deepak Chopra, Mary Anne Radmacher, Ai Weiwei, Cameron Diaz, Hay House, Oprah Winfrey, Panache and others. Our work was even picked by Ron Howard's team as a finalist by Ron for Canon camera's Project Imagin8ion. We love to travel the world and meet with interesting people like artists, business leaders and creative achievers. We created our dream by being good people and working hard. We turned our skills and passions into a creative lifestyle we enjoy. We did all of this with creativity, passion and of course, LOVE. Visit SimpleReminders.com, learn more about our story, or join us on Facebook.

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 and a top-tier expert speaker. 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 two-million digital subscribers reaching over 50 million people weekly. 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 front-page of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and has been called, "a master of long-range strategy" by marketing guru Guy Kawasaki, and publicly acknowledged by Twtrland and 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. 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

Authentic Leadership Presenter

Social Entrepreneur Thought Leader

Featured on Oprah and Deepak Programs

Campus Installation at Bangkok University

Featured Thoughts on Civil Discourse

New York Times Best-Selling Series Feature


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