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
mastercard
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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: Don’t Let Metrics Undermine Your Business

September 9, 2019

Tying performance metrics to strategy has become an accepted best practice over the past few decades. Strategy is abstract by definition, but metrics give strategy form, allowing our minds to grasp it more readily. With metrics, Ford Motor Company’s onetime strategy “Quality is job one” could be translated into Six…

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HBR: To Come Up with Better Ideas, Practice Paying Attention

May 23, 2019

We live in a world where virtually every business is an “ideas” business. Executives and entrepreneurs are desperate for insights that allow them to amaze customers, reimagine products, and otherwise separate themselves from the crowd. But it’s hard to see new things if you don’t know how to pay attention,…

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Barron’s: Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

March 18, 2019

In an era when organizations are being reshaped so profoundly by technology, what colleagues and customers remain hungry for, and what we are at risk of losing, is a deeper and more authentic sense of humanity. This is a problem for Silicon Valley executives, who have to reckon with the…

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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.