Bill Taylor

Writing Stories About People Who Are Learning As Fast As The World Is Changing

Bill Taylor is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who writes stories about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. Taylor was cofounder and founding editor of of Fast Company, an award-winning magazine that earned a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs around the world.

Six years later, Fast Company, a legendary business success that started in borrowed office space in Harvard Square, sold for $340 million. Now 20 years old, the magazine still shapes the global conversation about business.

Taylor attended the first BIF Summit in 2005, and has been an attendee or a storyteller at nearly every Summit since. He calls the BIF Summit the "R&D lab" for his books. His newest book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways, will be published Sept. 20, 2016, and all BIF2016 attendees will receive a free copy of it.

Taylor has also written two previous books on leadership and change. His last book, Practically Radical, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. His previous book, Mavericks at Work, was a New York Times bestseller and was named a Business Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times.

Taylor created the “Under New Management” column for The New York Times. He has published numerous essays and CEO interviews in the Harvard Business Review, and regularly blogs for HBR.com. Taylor is a graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management.