Donald "Don" Miller was born in August 12, 1971. He is an American author, public speaker, and business owner. He is the CEO of Story Brand, a marketing company. He is also an author of personal essays and reflections about faith, God, and self-discovery. His first New York Times bestselling book was Blue Like Jazz and his latest book is called Business Made Simple.
At 21, Miller left his home in Pearland, Texas and went to Portland, Oregon, where he owned a small Portland-based textbook publishing company called Coffee House Books. Miller became a New York Times Bestselling Author when he published Blue Like Jazz in 2003. In 2004, Miller released Searching for God Knows What, which discusses how the traditional understanding of the gospel of Jesus aligns with a theory of personality.
In 2005, he released Through Painted Deserts, a republished version of his first book, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance, originally published in 2000. In 2006, he wrote another book, To Own a Dragon, on his reflections on growing up without a father. Miller is also the founder of The Mentoring Project, a non-profit that partners with local churches to mentor fatherless young men. Miller's next book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, was released in late 2009.
In 2009, Miller served on a Presidential Advisory Council on Fatherhood and Healthy Families. In 2015, he published a book called Scary Close, discussing his views and personal history of self-discovery and intimacy in relationships. In 2015 Miller helped The Federation for Children create the Failing Our Kids campaign that lobbied state governments for school voucher programs.
In early 2016 Miller consulted with Fox River Partnerships, an economic think tank in Illinois, to develop a messaging campaign for a new economic and tax plan called a Circulation Economy. The Circulation Economy plan was created by Joe Ritchie and aims to shift America's economic machine from a trading-based economy to a manufacturing-based economy.