Author, Innovator, Entrepreneur

Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company, has a passion for the ideas and practices that are reshaping how organizations compete, innovate, and succeed. He inspires and equips leaders at every level to do the hard work of big change.

Past Clients

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Fidelity_Investments
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cvs caremark

Speaking

Bill has addressed audiences around the world from financial services, healthcare, technology, and countless other fields. He helps leaders think bigger, aim higher, and bring out the best in their colleagues. 

“Bill rocked the house! We loved the presentation, and we got great feedback from our colleagues and customers. Great messages, engaging stories, the talk was simply brilliant!”

– Boston Properties

Books

SimplyBrillantcover

Simply Brilliant

How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

PracticallyRadical

Practically Radical

Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, Challenge Yourself

MavericksAtWork

Mavericks at Work

Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win

Articles

HBR: The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

April 18, 2018

I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their rivals. They […]

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HBR: What Breaking the 4-Minute Mile Taught Us About the Limits of Conventional Thinking

March 9, 2018

The sad news of the passing of Roger Bannister, the first human being to run a four-minute mile, got me thinking about his legacy—not just as one of the great athletes of the past century, but as an innovator, a change agent, and an icon of success. As it turns […]

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HBR: The Right and Wrong Way to Attract Young Workers to a “Boring” Company

February 22, 2018

I spend much of my time with senior executives from organizations in, shall we say, not the most glamorous fields: community banks, electrical distributors, heartland manufacturers, and, perhaps least glamorous of all, insurance companies. These executives are rightly proud of what their organizations do, and they can get people like […]

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About Bill

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.