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Michael Weber inhabits a unique position in the world of the professional inventor, designer, and wonder-worker. He holds Masters and Doctorate degrees yet he has never let his formal education or the fact that he is an attorney interfere with his lifelong fascination and facility with "Forbidden Knowledge."
Scientific American Magazine wrote, "Michael Weber is a walking Swiss Army Knife." Mr. Weber’s lifelong interest in design, deception, and elegant solutions has permitted him access to worlds of experts and experiences, which remain well hidden from the general public.
Widely respected for his problem solving and story telling abilities, Michael Weber’s professional insights on attentiveness, change, and innovation have been sought out and highly valued across all industries and around the globe by organizations such as American Express and the Internal Revenue Service. He is well known for his interactive presentations that allow every member of the audience to participate without leaving their seats and has been a repeat presenter for companies such as Time Warner, Georgia Pacific, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and Google because his work simultaneously engages, informs, enlightens, entertains, and inspires. His insights have been of particular value to pharmaceutical, banking, and investment sales organizations which need to get the most out of brief but vital face-to-face sales moments.
Mr. Weber and his co-conspirator Ricky Jay founded the consulting company Deceptive Practices which provides "Arcane Knowledge On a Need-To-Know Basis” to film, theater, and television. He has worked with writers and directors ranging from Errol Morris, Wes Craven, and Martin Scorsese to George Wolfe, David Mamet, and Robert Zemeckis.
Examples of Michael Weber's work can be seen in dozens of plays and feature films including Forest Gump, Angels in America, The Parent Trap, The Illusionist, Top Dog Underdog, The Prestige, A Year of Magical Thinking and Ocean's 13. He was the co-creator and executive producer of the Sony Television series CONversations and is currently working with Danny Elfman and Aaron Sorkin, consulting on the upcoming Broadway musical HOUDINI starring Hugh Jackman.
Mr. Weber also shares his innovation tools and techniques through his company MindLab. Current projects include the online health community Lybba, the world's most amazing interactive candy experience, Sweet!, and a zero-gravity show to be performed on the International Space Station.
Mr. Weber’s audiences cannot help but pay attention, and the moment they do is the moment they all take the first and perhaps most important step towards increased personal and professional growth.
Michael Weber, founder of Weber, Inc. has become a respected authority in the field human attentiveness and has been invited around the world to share his insights with groups in Tokyo, London, Macau, Singapore, and Rome in addition to serving as an invited Professor as part of the Executive Summer Sessions at Cambridge University from 2007 through 2011.
Mr. Weber helps his audiences understand and unlock the secrets to achieving professional success and personal satisfaction by understanding the simple but little known techniques used to make anyone more aware of themselves and their surroundings.
Michael Weber is proud that his presentation is 100 percent interactive. He challenges the audience with a series of "hands -on & minds-on" demonstrations to help his audience discover for themselves that what they believe might not be 100% right, without threatening our insulting anyone’s beliefs or experience.