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
Got A Career Strategy?99-U
Winning the Brain Game InterviewRotman Magazine
The Art of SubtractionRotman Magazine
Skunk WorksRotman Magazine
7 Targets for Lean InnovationHBR
Addition By SubtractionNYT
Neuroscience of ChangeRotman Magazine
6 Secrets To Doing LessStrategy + Business
Creativity Loves LimitsHBR
The Secret to Solving Problems CreativelyInc.
How to Quiet Your MindHBR
7 Zen Design PrinciplesFast Co.
The Weekend Creativity BoosterInc.
Mastering Creative TensionRotman Magazine
Mindfulness Without MeditationNYT
Breakthrough Borne Of ConflictHBR
The FEDEX Logo StoryFast Co.
The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something OutHBR
Create The Cartoonist WayFast Co.
Connecting The Dots The WSJ WayFast Co.
The Art of BosslessnessFast Co.
Observe First, Design SecondRotman Magazine
Perils of Self-Censoring99-U
Loose Reins ManagementHBR
How to Reset Your BrainInc.
Stealing Ideas Is Harder On Your BrainInc.
Kill The Stupid Rules99-U
Zen & The Art of SimplicityRotman Magazine
How to Hold Lean Meetings99-U