How Family Art Projects Influence Non-Traditional Career - Michael Margolis

In Chapter 5 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with Erik Michielsen, storyteller and entrepreneur Michael Margolis shares how doing childhood art projects with his parents affected his career choices. The experiences provide Margolis the freedom to pursue unpopular and non-traditional careers. While his parents do not always understand Margolis' ways, they respect his energy and give him the support that helps him develop professionally. Margolis is the founder and president of Get Storied (, an education and publishing platform dedicated to teaching the world how to think in narrative. As a consultant, educator and writer he uses storytelling to create more effective branding, innovation and culture change. Margolis earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Tufts University.