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: If Humility Is So Important, Why Are Leaders So Arrogant?

October 16, 2018

A recent management column in the Wall Street Journal appeared under the appealing headline, “The Best Bosses Are Humble Bosses.” The article reported that humble leaders “inspire close teamwork, rapid learning and high performance in their teams.” It even reported that one HR consulting firm is planning to introduce an […]

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HBR: Lifestyle Brands Are Building Hotels Now. Here’s Why That Actually Makes Sense.

September 25, 2018

These days, it seems, every brand wants to be a “lifestyle brand.” Three examples appeared in a recent article in the New York Times, which both chronicled and raised a skeptical eyebrow about the commitment of so many brands, in some pretty prosaic industries, to becoming lifestyle brands. What the Times […]

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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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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.