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EDIT founder Matthew E. May has the best job in the world: part creativity coach, part innovation catalyst. He works with creative teams all over the world, helping them track down elegant solutions to complex problems. On matters of innovation and design strategy he is a close advisor to senior management of companies such as Toyota, ADP, Intuit, and Edmunds.com.
Matt May is the author of four critically acclaimed, award-winning, and/or bestselling books on business innovation:The Laws Of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules For Winning In The Age Of Excess Everything (McGraw-Hill, ©2013). The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way To Create Meaningful Change (Jossey-Bass, ©2011). Gold medal winner, Axiom Award for Best Business Fable. In Pursuit Of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing (Crown Business ©2009, 2010). He was named to 200BusinessWeek Best Books in Design and Innovation list. The Elegant Solution: Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation (Free Press, ©2007). Winner of the Shingo Prize for Research.
Matt May is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review blogs, Fast Company Design, OPEN Forum Idea Hub, and University of Toronto's The Rotman Magazine. His articles have appeared in frog design's Design Mind, Thinkers50.com, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Strategy+Business, Quartz, and USAToday.
Mr. May's work has been featured or mentioned in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, USA Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, Forbes, INC magazine, Fast Company, Wharton Leadership Digest, CIO Insight, American Enterprise Institute, The Miami Herald, and The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on numerous radio shows, television, and online shows, including MSNBC, NPR, and ESPN.
Matt May received his training in design thinking from the Stanford d school, holds an MBA in Marketing and Organization Design from The Wharton School, as well as a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, but he considers winning The New Yorker cartoon caption contest as one of his proudest and most creative achievements.
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