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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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: To See the Future of Competition, Look at Netflix

July 18, 2018

I’ve been following Netflix since 2005, when I first visited its headquarters in Silicon Valley and interviewed Reed Hastings, its founder and CEO. I don’t think I’ve learned more about strategy, technology, and culture from any other company I’ve studied. It’s a stretch to claim that everything I know about […]

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HBR: What If Amazon’s Next Big Innovation Was to Improve the Jobs of Its Blue-Collar Workers?

June 14, 2018

Earlier this spring, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. Like every shareholders letter Bezos has written since his company went public in 1997, this year’s version was brilliant, entertaining, and filled with big strategic insights and gritty management takeaways. To my eyes, though, it was also […]

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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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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.