Bill  Taylor

Bill Taylor

A generation of executives and company-builders think differently about change, leadership, and the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed as a result of Bill Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company. His book Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, was named "Best of 2016" by Leadership Now. Bill's popular book, Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself was declared by bestselling author Daniel H. Pink as "the most powerful and instructive change manual you'll ever read."

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Bill Taylor has encouraged a generation of executives and company-builders to think differently about change, leadership, and the new world of work. A spirited and hard-charging entrepreneur, Bill co-founded Fast Company, easily the most influential voice on business and innovation in the last two decades. Fast Company chronicles the revolution in management and competition driven by technology, and profiles the mavericks and rule breakers who achieve outsize success by taking a different path. In less than six years, a magazine that took shape in borrowed office space in Harvard Square sold for $340 million. In addition to writing, Bill's passion has always been speaking-bringing audiences groundbreaking new ideas and techniques to compete, innovate, and succeed. He's also authored three bestselling books on leadership, culture, and change. His latest, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things In Extraordinary Ways, was named "Best Strategy & Leadership Book of 2016", by 800CEORead. His previous books include Practically Radical and Mavericks at Work. Bill created the "Under New Management" column for The New York Times and has published numerous essays and CEO interviews in the Harvard Business Review, where he now blogs regularly.

Bill's latest book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, offers a set of messages and a collection of case studies about how to unleash breakthrough creativity and cutting - edge performance in event the most competitive, hard-to-change fields. Simply Brilliant was published in September 2016 by Portfolio, the business imprint of Penguin Random House. The book was named "Best of 2016" by Leadership Now. Wharton professor Adam Grant calls it "a fascinating look inside companies that are rewriting rules of success." Sir Ken Robinson says it "offers transformative messages for leaders in all walks of life."

Simply Brilliant is a squeal of sorts to Bill's popular book, Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself. Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink called Practically Radical, "the most powerful and instructive change manual you'll ever read." Anne Mucahy, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, called it "a handbook for successful transformation and a great tutorial for implementing your change agenda."

    "Bill Taylor knocked it out of the park! He had a great style and delivery, and the message was bang-on what we were looking for. He also did the best job I’ve ever seen of tying his message back to comments and examples from internal speakers that spoke before him. We really enjoyed having him."

    - General Mills

    "Bill Taylor’s attention-getting, audience-grabbing style and message really worked with our team. He was enjoyed by the entire audience."

    - Philips Healthcare

    "Bill Taylor was outstanding. He was an entertaining storyteller who did a great job of connecting the dots between our business and his knowledge of client experience and innovation.”"

    - hook, Hardy and Bacon

    "The standing room only crowd was a testament to both Bill Taylor’s content and style and the incredible interest our participants had in his material."

    - Jewish Federations of North America