Join Michael and other non-fiction authors as they reach the top of the bestseller charts in an evening of fun, food and, most of all, a good read at this year’s Bestseller Book Launch and Author Spotlight. This engaging event is being held at the Pavilion Room at The Fairmont San Francisco, Atop Nob Hill on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Go here for more info.

Michael will be speaking and offering advance release eBooks of “The Barefoot Spirit,” along with the paperback and free delivery!

Get “The Barefoot Spirit” today!

“This is a warm, wonderful, inspiring book that entertains and motivates at the same time.”
~Brian Tracy – Author, The Power of Self-Confidence


Who We Are

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey Barefoot Wine Founders

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey co-authored the New York Times bestselling business book, The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. The book has been selected as recommended reading in the CEO Library for CEO Forum, the C-Suite Book Club, and numerous university classes on business and entrepreneurship. It chronicles their humble beginnings from the laundry room of a rented Sonoma County farmhouse to the board room of E&J Gallo, who ultimately acquired their brand and engaged them as brand consultants. Barefoot is now the world’s largest wine brand.

Beginning with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas to overcome obstacles, create new markets and forge strategic alliances. They pioneered Worthy Cause Marketing and performance-based compensation. They built an internationally bestselling brand and received their industry’s “Hot Brand” award for several consecutive years.

They offer their Guiding Principles for Success (GPS) to help entrepreneurs become successful. Their book, The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways To Engage and Empower Your People, helps corporations maximize the value of their human resources.

Currently they travel the world leading workshops, trainings, & keynoting at business schools, corporations, conferences. They are regular media guests and contributors to international publications and professional journals. They are C-Suite Network Advisors & Contributing Editors. Visit their popular brand building site at

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