Michael Silverstein

Michael Silverstein is an operating executive at the Carlyle Group where he helps identify, develop, and complete private equity transactions in the consumer and retail markets. He was senior partner at the Boston Consulting Group where he ran their consumer practice.  Michael is the author of five books on consumer behavior, has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an AB in economics and history from Brown University. 

Michael credits Kripalu with “changing his life.”  He has kept a daily gratitude journal for the last six years.  He focuses on the positive, tries to provide all both empathy and compassion, and seeks to create good in the world.  Michael and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. They live in New York and Naples, Florida.  He says, “mantras and meditation heal all wounds and help us in seeing the beauty in the world.”