Matthew E. May
Strategy & Innovation Advisor | Author | Speaker
My library: five books in ten years
“This book should be a must-read for any innovator, business leader or problem solver.”
BRAD SMITH, Chairman and CEO, Intuit
My latest book is the culmination of giving a real-world thought challenge to thousands of people over the course of ten years, and reveals seven observable problem-solving patterns that can block our best thinking. I call on modern neuroscience and psychology to help explain things, and draw insights from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Finally, I offer a super-curated, field-tested set of “fixes” proven to raise your thinking game.
a sampling of contributions to well-known publications
7 Targets for Lean InnovationHBR
Observe First, Design SecondRotman Magazine
The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something OutHBR
6 Secrets To Doing LessStrategy + Business
Mindfulness Without MeditationNYT
How to Reset Your BrainInc.
Stealing Ideas Is Harder On Your BrainInc.
The FEDEX Logo StoryFast Co.
Loose Reins ManagementHBR
The Secret to Solving Problems CreativelyInc.
Zen & The Art of SimplicityRotman Magazine
Kill The Stupid Rules99-U
Create The Cartoonist WayFast Co.
Got A Career Strategy?99-U
The Weekend Creativity BoosterInc.
7 Zen Design PrinciplesFast Co.
How to Quiet Your MindHBR
Connecting The Dots The WSJ WayFast Co.
Skunk WorksRotman Magazine
Winning the Brain Game InterviewRotman Magazine
Mastering Creative TensionRotman Magazine
The Art of BosslessnessFast Co.
Breakthrough Borne Of ConflictHBR
Neuroscience of ChangeRotman Magazine
Perils of Self-Censoring99-U
The Art of SubtractionRotman Magazine
Creativity Loves LimitsHBR
How to Hold Lean Meetings99-U
Addition By SubtractionNYT