has served as a bank vice president, corporate treasurer, foundation president, and Marketing / Management consultant to more than a thousand businesses worldwide, from one person shops to a $100 billion global giant.
- Mr. Phillips co-founded the marketing research department at Bank of America from 1964-1968. In that capacity, he organized the Bank PR and Marketing Research Association. For several years after, Mr. Phillips served as Vice President of Bank of California. There, he was involved in a lawsuit to end employment discrimination. Although he has held various positions since, Mr. Phillips has always had a particular interest in Equal Employment
. He is a published author of eleven books and a founder of the Briarpatch Network.
- Michael Phillips has been successful in winning cases involving business matters on behalf of Consumer rights and Minority Communities
since 1983. He has opined in cases against PG&E, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, MCI, Pacific Bell, AT&T, and Qwest.
Mr. Phillips has been an expert witness in more than a dozen Public Utility
cases on behalf of major American minority organizations. He is noted as the organizer and lead plaintiff in the first and most influential class action on behalf of women and minorities. With Robert Gnaizda at Public Advocates as attorney, a settlement was reached in 1972 with five major banks and Savings & Loans. The settlement set affirmative action goals which put banking in the forefront of "equal employment" in the U.S. for the next quarter century.
Forum - California Public Utilities Commission
Forum - California Department of Insurance
- Expertise: Environmental Settlement
- Expertise: Corporate Governance
- Expertise: Marketing Practices and Ethics
Forum - California Senate Energy Committee
- Expertise: Management
- Expertise: Top Management Compensation
- Expertise: Corporate Finance
This book describes the components of human behavior that thrive in a world of commerce: meritocracy, diversity, openness, an appreciation of markets and technology. Commerce has brought us modernity and the infinite number of niches that allow individuals to find a life of authenticity.
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The original proposal for a randomly selected legislature with arguments based on the Federalist Papers.
This book tells how to live with money: how to get it, care for it, and forget about it. An underground classic among corporate executives, accountants, and entrepreneurs since the 1970s, it is rooted in the author's commitment to right livelihood, to learning how the world works, to a willingness to "fail young," and to networking. Phillips shows how to combine these principles with the seven laws to engender a healthy, fearless attitude toward money.
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The best marketing you can do for your business is to concentrate on creating a high-quality operation that customers, employees and other businesspeople will trust, respect and recommend.
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