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Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. He is the cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company.

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Bill’s Articles for Harvard Business Review

July 8th, 2016

We Must Learn As Fast As The World Is Changing | Business Model Sandbox

BIF2016 Summit storyteller and ‘Fast Company’ co-founder Bill Taylor and Saul Kaplan discuss Taylor’s new book ‘Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways’. Taylor calls the Summit the “R&D lab” for his books.

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May 3rd, 2016

Write a Failure Résumé to Learn What Makes You Succeed

It works for companies as well as individuals.

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April 11th, 2016

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

Ask three questions to figure out which one you are.

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March 21st, 2016

Companies Can’t Be Great Unless They’ve Almost Failed

What the best-performing stocks of the last 30 years have in common.

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January 26th, 2016

How One Fast-Food Chain Keeps Its Turnover Rates Absurdly Low

Hire for attitude, and train (a lot) for skill.

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June 9th, 2015

Why You Should Read Your Memo Out Loud

Bill Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company, offers tips for making your writing more memorable.

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March 10th, 2015

Fix Their Problem, Win the Deal

Bill Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company, shares an important lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs: your proposal won’t win or lose strictly on the merits of your idea; it has to solve a problem for the other party.

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October 7th, 2014

Why Kindness Is Good Business

Bill Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company, shares how a small act of kindness left a lasting impression.

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