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SOCRATIC TECHNOLOGIES

Michael Gray

President, Founder

Started At Socratic: 1993

Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Data Sciences, Strategic Direction

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I'VE EVER BEEN GIVEN IS...

FATE HATES A CHICKEN.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I LEARNED BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL?

HOW TO WORK HARD AND SMART AS A 13 YEAR OLD WORKING IN MY FATHERS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

WHAT’S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE FOR YOU?

UP EARLY BETWEEN 5 AND 6, CHECK EMAIL/TEAMS FROM NIGHT BEFORE AND CLEAN UP ANY ISSUES. GET OUT FOR A RUN OR RIDE BEFORE THE FAMILY IS UP. CLEAN UP MYSELF, THEN CLEAN UP THE KITCHEN AND PREP FOR BREAKFAST AND THE KIDS LUNCH THEN IT IS AT MY DESK OR DRIVING THE KIDS TO SCHOOL.

LAST SONG/ARTIST YOU LISTENED TO WAS?

MUNICH, BY THE EDITORS

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO?

SEEK TRUTH,
DRIVE CHANGE.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR PET PEEVES?

PERSONAL MOTTO’S.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE IN MARKET RESEARCH HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT YOU WANT TO FIX?

SAMPLE QUALITY.

WHAT'S THE MOST INSPIRING PART OF YOUR JOB?

SINCE 1993 I HAVE WORKED WITH THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE. THEY NEVER CEASE TO INNOVATE AND CREATIVELY SOLVE PROBLEMS FOR OUR CLIENTS.

WHEN WORKING WITH CLIENTS, WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO SURPRISE THEM WHEN CONDUCTING RESEARCH?

HOW EASY WE ARE TO WORK WITH EVEN ON THE MOST DIFFICULT STUDIES. IT IS PROBABLY THE ONE MOST CONSISTENT PIECE OF FEEDBACK WE GET.

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO, MY SUPERPOWER WOULD BE...

WHAT IT IS? PERSEVERANCE. WHAT I WOULD WANT IT TO BE? THE ABILITY TO REPLICATE MYSELF TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE.

ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, YOU CAN USUALLY FIND ME...

ON A RIDE OR A RUN.

WHAT’S A GOAL YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF THAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE NEXT YEAR?

IMPROVE MY FTP TO 300 AND PROGRESS TOWARD RUNNING A MARATHON IN UNDER 3 HOURS BEFORE I AM 60.