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William Taylor

Best Selling Author of Mavericks at Work + Editor of Fast Company

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William Taylor has a passion for the new ideas and tools driving business. He shook up the business magazine world with Fast Company, which focused on the innovators and disruptors who were reinventing their industries. His latest book, an instant best seller, is a game plan for leaders who aim to change the game at their companies.

He is a best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur and groundbreaking thinker on leadership and innovation. The author of the New York Times best seller Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, Taylors new best seller, Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself, is based on his in-depth access to 25 organizations that are making deep-seated changes under the most trying circumstances imaginable. These organizations (from hard-charging technology companies to long-established nonprofits, from hospitals to automakers to banks) are mastering a set of strategies and practices that define the work of leadership in turbulent timesideas from which every leader can learn.

Having made his name as a hugely successful editor and entrepreneur who co-founded and took Fast Company magazine from startup to a $340 million sale in less than six years, Taylor speaks with authority and experience on embracing people-centric approaches to leadership, a network approach to cultivating ideas and a relentless focus on being extraordinary all in the name of creating market dominance.

Provocative and inspiring, Bill offers firsthand accounts of how game changers are transforming their companies and shaking up their industriesand insights into how you can do the same in your own organization.

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