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Bill Taylor

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Entrepreneur, Innovator & Bestselling Author on a mission to inspire executives & company-builders to think differently

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Author and speaker Bill Taylor has impacted a generation of executives and company-builders to think differently about change, leadership, and the new world of work. He is an expert on new ways to compete, innovate, and lead.

Why should you book speaker Bill Taylor?

  • He is influential.  Speaker Bill has co-founded award winning magazine “Fast Company”, Bill chronicles the best ways to compete, innovate and succeed.
  • He is a successful entrepreneur. His many books offer customers how to break-through and unleash creativity within even the most slow-to-change fields.
  • He is insightful. Gathering all sorts of information and applying it to his numerous of books, speaker Bill provides the fundamentals for all customers across the board.

“We need to create an approach to innovation, an approach to building organizations where nobody really wins unless everybody wins.” -Speaker Bill Taylor

Speaker Bill Taylor shows business leaders a path to go from now to next in a world filled with nonstop disruption. As a young entrepreneur, Bill co-founded “Fast Company”, the bold business magazine that redefined the genre and chronicled the tech-fueled revolution that transformed business and work. Highlighting free-thinking leaders and companies that are upending their organizations and industries is Bill’s passion–and he had a front-row seat.

After selling the magazine, Bill has continued to inspire a generation of executives and company- builders to think differently about leadership, change, culture, and the new world of work. He’s written three bestselling books filled with examples of new ways to innovate and succeed: Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways,Practically Radical, and Mavericks at Work.

Bill also writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review. In a business environment where ordinary is not an option, Bill Taylor is a natural storyteller who inspires people to avoid the experience trap and not allow what they know to limit what they can imagine about the future.

Bill’s book “Simply Brilliant” was published in September 2016 by Portfolio. The book was named“Best Book of 2016” by Leadership Now. .”Simply Brilliant is a sequel 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 Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, called it “a handbook for successful transformation and a great tutorial for implementing your change agenda.

Bill’s three books are just the latest chapter in a career devoted to challenging, conventional wisdom and showcasing the power of business at its best. As co-founder and founding editor of
Fast Company, he launched a magazine that won countless awards, earned a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs around the world—and became a legendary business success.

Fast Company has won just about every award there is to win in the magazine world, from “Startup of the Year” to “Magazine of the Year” to three National Magazine Awards. In recognition of Fast Company‘s impact on business, Bill was named “Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance” by the American Society of Training and Development. Past winners include Jack Welch of GE and Fred Smith of FedEx. In less than six years, a magazine that took shape in borrowed off ice space in Harvard Square sold for $340 million.

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Talent, culture and the new world of work. How to Unleash and Sustain Fierce Execution and Nonstop Innovation

Business today is about distinctive competitive strategies, game-changing technologies, and creative social media and marketing. The most successful organizations, those built on fierce execution and nonstop innovation, work as distinctively as they compete.

Whether you’re in a fast-moving digital field or a more traditional, slow-to-change industry, your organization can’t be exceptional unless it embraces cutting-edge technologies and also puts a sense of humanity back into the business.

  • Bill’s reveals how some of the world’s most high-performing and creative workplaces engage their people to unleash and sustain a culture of fierce execution and nonstop innovation.
  • The lessons and case studies are a cutting-edge agenda for recruiting, evaluating, organizing, and retaining talent.
Keynote by speaker Bill Taylor

Technology, People and The Future of Competition

Big Data, Cloud Computing, AI. The digital revolution is reshaping the logic of business, work and society. Companies use digital tools to reach more people in more places quicker than ever. Social media and peer-to-peer communicatioons reshape how brands communicate with customers and colleagues collaborate with one another.

Technology creates dramatic change but customers, partners and employees truly value authentic sense of humanity, organizations that create experiences and leaders that recognize that in conjunction with disruptive technology, they are embedded in a culture of collaboration and trust.

  • Cutting edge insights about technology and timeless truths about culture
  • Demonstrating to audience members the connection between technology and humanity and why the most effective IT leaders are the most “human leaders”.
Keynote by speaker Bill Taylor

Big Change for Fast Times

In an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, size doesn’t matter. When customer expectations are high, digital technologies and new business models create more choices, familiar wasys of workiung and competing become less effective than ever.

What this means, is that the most successful companies have to rethink and reimagine every aspect of how they do business and deliver results

  • Instilling originality- being the only one who does what you do
  • People culture- infusing your organization with a deeper sense of humanity in a world transformed by technology.
  • Rethinking the logic of risk- how playing it safe may be the most dangerous course of them all.
  • Speaker Bill Taylor shows organizations and leaders that they can unleash long-lasting, positive change in turbulent, fast- moving times.
Keynote by speaker Bill Taylor

Don't Let What You Don't Know Limit What You Can Imagine

As the world is being remade before our eyes, leaders who make a difference are the ones who can reimagine whats possible at their organization and in their field, and who could turn bold stratergies into relentless execution.

These are not just CEOs, they’re executives, managers, engineers, marketers running business units, managers in charge of key departments and project teams as the list goes on. These people champion provocative thinking that energizes colleagues and create organizations where people get are aided in being their best everyday.

  • See how the best leaders are the most insatiable learners and the most authentic mentors and how to become one.
  • Speaker Bill offers hand-on thinking gleaned from extraordinary leaders studied over the last 25 years.
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