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Michael J. Silverstein (born 1955) is an American business consultant and author.

Michael J. Silverstein
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Alma materBrown University, Harvard Business School
OccupationBusiness consultant, Author
EmployerThe Boston Consulting Group
WebsiteBoston Consulting Group



Silverstein is a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group. He was one of the founders of the firm's global consumer practice[1] and is known for his expertise in consumer behavior,[2] retail,[3] and marketing,[4] particularly as it relates to the female economy.[5] He is the author of Trading Up: The New American Luxury,[6]Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer, [7] Women Want More: How to Capture Your Share of the World's Largest Fastest-Growing Market,[8] and The Ten Trillion Dollar Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India.[9] He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Television.[10]


  • Silverstein, Michael J.; Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao, David Michael (2012). The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India. Harvard Business Review Press. ISBN 1422187055.
  • Silverstein, Michael J.; Kate Sayre, John Butman (2009). Women Want More: How to Capture Your Share of the World's Largest, Fastest-Growing Market. HarperBusiness. ISBN 0061776416.
  • Silverstein, Michael J.; John Butman (2006). Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer. Portfolio. ISBN 1591841232.
  • Silverstein, Michael J.; John Butman (2003). Trading Up: Why Consumers Want New Luxury Goods--and How Companies Create Them. Portfolio Trade. ISBN 1591840708.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rapoza, Kenneth. "In Auto Market, China Steps On The Gas". Forbes.
  2. ^ Seckler, Valerie. "Q&A: Michael Silverstein". WWD.
  3. ^ Fard, Maggie (2012-12-02). "D.C. welcomes its first Costco". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ Harris, Melissa (2009-11-08). "Chicago executive Michael Silverstein writes about selling to women, talks about himself". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ Mead, Rebecca. "Happy Hunting". The New Yorker.
  6. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (2005-03-07). "A Flood of Magazines for Those Awash in Cash". The New York Times.
  7. ^ "The disappearing mid-market". The Economist. 2006-05-20.
  8. ^ Kapner, Suzanne (2009-08-20). "The female economy: What women want". Fortune. Archived from the original on 2009-10-04.
  9. ^ Rapoza, Kenneth. "At D11, It's Clear: China Beats U.S. in Mobile & Internet". Forbes.
  10. ^ "To Fully Participate in the Emerging $10 Trillion Consumer". Bloomberg Television.