International Business Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader on Innovation, Strategy, TEDx Speaker, and Best-Selling Author, Founder and CEO of StratInnoSys and Creator of The Idea Score™
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Matthew E. May, known to many as Matt, is an International Business Thought-leader and Keynote Speaker on innovation, creativity, strategy, leadership, and lean-thinking.
Matt is a 5-time award winning, New York Times Best-selling author on innovative thinking. His latest, WINNING THE BRAIN GAME: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking was summed up best by Intuit CEO Brad Smith: "this book should be a must-read for any innovator, business leader or problem solver."
His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Strategy+Business, The Rotman Magazine, Success, Inc. Forbes, and Harvard Business Review blogs. He has appeared on MSNBC, Microsoft Small Biz Academy, and Business Rock Stars.
He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Johns Hopkins University, but he counts winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest as one of his most creative achievements.
Matthew has a deep passion for ideas that solve a difficult problem in an elegant way. He defines an elegant solution as one that is both uncommonly simple and surprisingly powerful, and that achieves the maximum effect with minimum means.
Above all, he is a practitioner of business strategy and innovation with powerful lessons learned and war stories to tell from years in the trenches with companies ranging from small startups to companies as large and multinational as Toyota, where he spent eight years as a full-time advisor.
Matt blends his frontline experience with research from his books in order to deliver useful concepts with immediate application, and aims to achieve four things in every presentation:
Matthew works and speaks to companies, conferences and clients of all types and sizes, all over the world! They include: Microsoft, Pfizer, 3M Corporation, Hy-Tech Drilling LTD, and the California College of the Arts.