Team Goldsby


Team Goldsby is a place for like-minded people who love to consider new ideas, concepts and strategies, about both life and business. It’s for those who are never satisfied with how things are… who always believe there’s a better way to do things… and, for those who hunger to improve the lives of themselves and others.  If that sounds like you, welcome!  You can be on my team…  Team Goldsby!

Hi.  My name is Mike, and I study and teach entrepreneurship.  I’m the head coach of Team Goldsby, and I’ll be sharing with you my strategies for building an adventurous and rewarding life.  After all, that’s really the biggest payoff from thinking and acting like an entrepreneur.  You build the life you want by creating valued innovations for others.

As I’ll continuously emphasize here on Team Goldsby, entrepreneurship is first and foremost about opportunity.  It’s about taking risks to bring exciting, new ideas and concepts into the world.  If it weren’t for entrepreneurs bringing their visions into the world, life wouldn’t change much for us.  Thank God for the visionaries… the risk takers… and, the dreamers.  We need them now more than ever.  It’s my hope that the information here encourages you to pursue your dreams too.

On TeamGoldsby.com I’ll share with you my insights from studying the highest achievers in society.  You’ll find tools, webcasts, podcasts, book and article reviews about entrepreneurial life.  We’ll also look at business, design, art, philosophy, and psychology.  We’ll train the rational, analytical part of our brains and savor the emotional and romantic sides of life, too.  After all, entrepreneurship is as much art as it is science.  I’ll also be sharing with you insights from people in my life who constitute my personal team.  These are people who help me achieve my dreams.  You’ll learn more from them throughout this website, but first let me tell you a little more about myself.

Mike Goldsby Bio

Michael G. Goldsby, PhD is the Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He teaches creativity, innovation, and design in the University’s nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Goldsby is also featured in The Great Courses lecture series. His video course, The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, was released internationally in 2014 by the Teaching Company.  He has produced 30 refereed journal articles. Furthermore, Dr. Goldsby is the co-author of Innovation Acceleration (Prentice Hall). His research on entrepreneurship and fitness has been reported in many international media outlets, such as ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, the Associated Press, Runner’s World, Prevention Magazine, Muscle and Fitness, and Health Magazine, among others.

Dr Goldsby’s article in the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship was selected the winner of the Paul Hershey Award for best paper in the journal.  He was also awarded the Journal of Small Business Management’s Editors Choice Award for the Best Paper at the 2014 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference.  In his recent years, his university program has won the following awards:

2013 – Named “National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program” by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2013 – Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers “Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education”

2013 – Federal Laboratory Consortium(FLC) “Outstanding Technology Transfer Program Award”

2011 – Named “#1 Most Impactful Classroom on the Outside World” by U.S. News & World Report

2011 – FLC Midwest Regional Partnership Award & FLC Midwest Regional Appreciation Award

The Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center

Goldsby attained his undergraduate degree in business economics and public policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, his master’s degree in economics from Indiana State University, and his doctorate in strategic management and business ethics from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, he was awarded the Jack Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of many management professional organizations, and has served as vice president and a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), of which he has received a distinguished service award. He also serves on the advisory board of the Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Goldsby also maintains a professional practice with other thought leaders in creativity, innovation, and design. He is a Professional Innovation Advisor with Basadur Applied Creativity, and is also a Level III certified facilitator and trainer of Simplexity Thinking.  Basadur Applied Creativity specializes in solving difficult organizational challenges, developing new products and services with clients, facilitating strategic planning, and training teams to be more creative.  The organization has worked with  many of the world’s leading organizations, such as Microsoft, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Frito-Lay, and PepsiCo, among others. 

Goldsby’s current research interests focus on opportunity recognition and development, design, innovation, and applied creativity. He specializes in offering guidance during times of creation, change, and growth. As such, he is a frequent speaker to companies, communities, and universities, and offers consulting and workshop services. In his spare time, Goldsby enjoys athletic pursuits, such as running, triathlon, weightlifting, rock climbing, golfing, skiing, and cycling. He has completed 25 marathons, including eight Boston Marathons, and is also an Ironman triathlete.

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