Michael Ellsberg: Author, The Power of Eye Contact

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DishyMix episode 148: Michael Ellsberg on The Power of Eye Contact in Business, Love and Life

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Michael Ellsberg is the author of The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret For Success in Business, Love and Life, released from HarperCollins April 2010, and is currently working on Self-Educated Billionaires: Lessons From the World’s Most Successful People Who Never Finished College, forthcoming from Penguin/Portfolio.

Ellsberg is the creator of Eye Gazing Parties, a series of social events based on eye contact which attracted feature press coverage from the New York Times, Associated Press TV, CBS News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Regis & Kelly, Current TV, Yoga Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, the BBC, the Times of London, Match.com, Nerve.com, Agence Press France, German and Canadian national television, and in Tim Ferriss’s #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Four-Hour Workweek (pp. 60-61). Elle magazine called Eye Gazing Parties “New York’s hottest dating trend.”

Ellsberg collaborated with Dr. Marc Gerstein on Flirting With Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental, which was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. Ellsberg’s work has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review online and on Digital Book World.

He has written or done major developmental consulting on book proposals that have garnered a total of over half a million dollars for his author clients. They have lead to book deals from publishers including VikingPenguin, Avery (Penguin), HarperCollins, Scribner, Union Square Press (Sterling Publishing / Barnes & Noble), Lyons Press (Globe Pequot), Summersdale Press (UK), and New Holland (Australia).

Ellsberg was born in San Francisco in 1977, grew up in Berkeley, and graduated from Brown University in 1999, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He lives in New York with his fiancée Jena la Flamme.