Strong is lead author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems -- coauthored with John Mackey, Muhammad Yunus, Hernando de Soto, and others.
He is currently working on the entrepreneurial creation of legal systems based on his 2009 article "The Legal Autonomy of the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Scalable Strategy for Global Free Market Reforms" and his blog posts at "Let a Thousand Nations Bloom."
Previously, Strong worked in education and independent learning; he is author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice, founder of innovative Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools and programs in Alaska, Florida, California, Texas, and New Mexico.
Strong holds a MA in Social Thought from the University of Chicago and a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College (Santa Fe).
Demonstration of the Socratic Method
Michael Strong is the author of the bestseller The Habit of Thought. This book describes the theory, practice, and vision of Socratic practice, a novel and increasingly widespread approach to classroom instruction. In this seminar, Dr. Strong demonstrates the Socratic method with a group of students by analyzing the text "The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization," published in The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich A. Hayek. First, they discuss the text in general terms, then analyze and deconstruct a paragraph. Finally, Dr. Strong, in order to enhance the discussion, poses a provocative question about freedom of action. The seminar ends with final comments from the students about the positive and negative aspects of the Socratic dialogue.