Think. Grow. Win.
Matthew E. May is a leadership advisory helping clients grow their business by thinking differently.
We specialize in strategy development, human-centered innovation, and lean operations. We offer training, facilitation, and advisory services to help senior leaders craft innovative new strategies and build the creative capabilities to deploy them.
We employ some of the most powerful thinking frameworks in business today:
- Playing-to-Win: Strategic Choice-Making Framework
- Design Thinking: Human-Centered Innovation
- Lean: Toyota-based Continuous Improvement
kind words from others
“Matt, I want to convey the important impact you clearly had on our team and emphasize how much we value learning at AppNexus. I look forward to celebrating both quick wins and complete rethinks your session today ultimately triggers.”
“Matt, our sessions with you gave us the forethought and foresight that enabled us to not only weather the recent real estate crash, but positioned us to launch a new brand for an entirely new home purchaser and emerge as market leader.”
President, Quadrant Homes
“Matt, thank you for the guidance you have provided the Senior System Leadership Team. You add depth to our thinking on how we are developing people to improve unique processes to create superior value and win in the marketplace.”
Matt's 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
Matt’s 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. Calling on modern neuroscience and psychology to help explain things, he draws insights from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and offers a super-curated, field-tested set of “fixes” proven to raise your thinking game.
a sampling of contributions to well-known publications
The FEDEX Logo StoryFast Co.
Perils of Self-Censoring99-U
The Secret to Solving Problems CreativelyInc.
7 Zen Design PrinciplesFast Co.
Loose Reins ManagementHBR
How to Hold Lean Meetings99-U
Create The Cartoonist WayFast Co.
Connecting The Dots The WSJ WayFast Co.
Stealing Ideas Is Harder On Your BrainInc.
Observe First, Design SecondRotman Magazine
Winning the Brain Game InterviewRotman Magazine
Creativity Loves LimitsHBR
Kill The Stupid Rules99-U
Skunk WorksRotman Magazine
Zen & The Art of SimplicityRotman Magazine
Neuroscience of ChangeRotman Magazine
The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something OutHBR
Mastering Creative TensionRotman Magazine
7 Targets for Lean InnovationHBR
Breakthrough Borne Of ConflictHBR
The Art of BosslessnessFast Co.
6 Secrets To Doing LessStrategy + Business
Got A Career Strategy?99-U
How to Reset Your BrainInc.
The Art of SubtractionRotman Magazine
Mindfulness Without MeditationNYT
Addition By SubtractionNYT
How to Quiet Your MindHBR
The Weekend Creativity BoosterInc.
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