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Bill Taylor – Testimonials


“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

“Bill Taylor did a fantastic job. He inspired us and made us think.”
Panera Bread

“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 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.”
Shook, Hardy and Bacon

“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’s presentation was excellent! I was sitting next to one of our senior officers who was VERY impressed with his message. I got a lot of positive feedback from the attendees on his presentation. He was a pleasure to work with.”



“A fascinating look inside companies that are rewriting the rules of success. If you’ve ever wondered whether imagination beats knowledge or passion overcomes ambition, drop what you’re doing and read this book.”
—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

“We’ve all heard of the garage startup that becomes a tech giant like Apple or Google. But what about the startup that’s actually reinventing the garage? Simply Brilliant provides a roadmap for inspiration and innovation in the unlikeliest, most everyday places.”
—Linda Rottenberg, Co-Founder, Endeavor, author, Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags

“Simply Brilliant offers transformative messages for leaders in all walks of life. This book will challenge you to look at yourself, your work, and the world around you with fresh eyes and a more open mind.”
—Sir Ken Robinson, educator and author of Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

“Simply Brilliant is a unicorn among business books: A clear and instructive manual for disruption that also happens to be a terrific read. Bill Taylor has defined parameters for innovation that are relevant and actionable whether your goal is to grow a business or cure a disease.”
—Deborah W. Brooks, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

“Bill Taylor is back—and he’s better than ever! Simply Brilliant describes how to make your organization truly extraordinary by focusing on the values that set you apart from the pack. Brimming with fascinating case studies, this book is essential reading for leaders in every industry.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human

“Bill Taylor has done it again. This book is going to change your business forever—when you read it, you’ll understand.”
—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

“I need at least a thousand words to begin to explain why I love this book so much. Greatness (!) from real people (!) in the most un-Silicon Valley (!) markets and locations imaginable. Wow!”
—Tom Peters, coauthor of In Search of Excellence

“Simply Brilliant is just that—real examples of the journey from ordinary to extraordinary. Bill Taylor challenges us to think differently about elevating our organizations to be truly distinctive in what we do and how we do it. His book inspires and equips us to accept that challenge.”
—Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital

“I have followed Bill Taylor since the early days of Fast Company, and have used his ideas in the turnaround of Hudson’s Bay Company. I’m a believer!”
—Bonnie Brooks, Vice Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company

“Simply Brilliant is, well, simply brilliant! Bill Taylor empowers us with a set of basic, first-order principles in action—on the virtues of kindness, humility, and empathy—that turbocharge, and often outdo, all of the more complex ideas we teach in business schools. A must read!”
—Len Schlesinger, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, President Emeritus, Babson College

“The 21st-century workplace requires that leaders at all levels become both artists and entrepreneurs. Simply Brilliant highlights the power of this creative mix in all kinds of organizations and all sorts of fields. I’ll be sharing these stories of original thinking and nimble leadership with my students and colleagues.”
—Terri Lonier, Dean, Career and Professional Experience, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“Refreshing…provocative…Taylor captures the enthusiasm and conviction of managers and leaders who find their own glamour, and somehow makes it contagious.”

“This book is relevant, absorbing, and practical. It cleverly lays out a blueprint for building companies in the 21st-century digital world using examples that are generations old. And yes, it’s simply brilliant.”
Management Today (UK)