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Alan M. Webber and I created Fast Company because—well, because we had an awful lot of things to say and a magazine gives you a big platform to speak your mind. More...

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Bill has written for several newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian UK, The New York Times, and currently writes for Harvard Business Review. Read Bill’s HBR Articles...

New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Guardian UK.


Bill Taylor has a passion for the ideas and practices that are reshaping how organizations compete. His talks inspire individuals who change the game at their companies. More...

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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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September 23rd, 2016 Simply Brilliant: 8 Questions to Help You Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

What is it that separates great companies from the ones that are just okay? Read the Full Article

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September 22nd, 2016

800CEOREAD Editor’s Choice: Simply Brilliant

I first learned of Bill Taylor when we brought him here to Milwaukee to speak about his first book, Mavericks at Work. Read the Full Article

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September 22nd, 2016

HBR Video: Which Leadership Style Fits You?

How to Identify Your Leadership Style. With William Taylor. #HBRLive Watch the video here

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September 20th, 2016

Marketwatch: This Bank Stands Apart by Actually Caring about Its Customers

So much of modern business culture is obsessed with big ideas, breakthrough technologies, radical business models — the edgy, exciting innovations that fuel our competitive juices, create fortunes and make headlines. Read the Full Article

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September 20th, 2016

Fox Business “Mornings with Maria” Striving for Originality in Business

Fast Company Magazine Co-Founder Bill Taylor on examples of successful innovation outside of the tech sector. Watch the video here

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September 19th, 2016

Forbes: If People Say You’re Ordinary, ‘Simply Brilliant’ Is the Way Out

Most business books remind me of Ikea furniture. Read the Full Article

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September 18th, 2016

Yahoo Finance: Regular Folks Can Be Disruptors, Too

Can you shake up your business like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk if you’re an ordinary schmo living 10 states away from Silicon Valley? Read the Full Article

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September 16th, 2016

HMR: How WD-40 Created a Learning-Obsessed Company Culture

And helped the cult product go global.

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September 1st, 2016

Business Life American Thinking: Daring to Reimagine

Recently I’ve begun to worry that the business world’s fascination with Uber and Google and all the other mega-disruptors in Silicon Valley gives the rest of us an excuse not to think big and make radical changes in our own fields. Read the Full Article

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