Matthew E. May's Speech Topics

Elegant Leadership
Secrets to Achieving Maximum Effect With Minimum Means In this compelling keynote, Matthew reveals how the best leaders spur creativity and innovation among their ranks by imposing intelligent constraints.
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Competing For The Future
The Art of Playing to Win In this talk, Matthew shows leaders how to begin with a winning aspiration, then answer two deceptively simple questions: Where will you play? and How will you win? Blending compelling examples with stories from years of front-line experience facilitating strategy...
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Mind of the Innovator
How Game-Changers “Think Different” In this compelling keynote, Matthew takes the audience inside the minds of the world’s most creative executives and entrepreneurs to reveal how they crush the status quo, write their own rules, change the game, and move the world.
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Elegant Solutions
Success Through Simplicity In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products, and people capture our attention and imaginations, Matthew reveals the key to innovative breakthrough in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture, and sheds light on...
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Innovation of the Toyota Way
Creating a Culture of Constant Innovation Based on his bestselling book The Elegant Solution, and success in applying the collective wisdom gleaned from nearly a decade of working with Toyota, Matthew offers a vital prescription for organizations seeking new inroads to companywide innovation.
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Winning The Brain Game
Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking In this provocative and highly interactive keynote based his book by the same name, Matthew engages audiences in the same simple thought challenge given to over 100,000 people during a 10-year period. Calling on modern neuroscience, psychology, and insight...
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Subtraction: Removing Excess for Better, Smarter Business

How do you stand out and stay relevant in a world that is massively distracting and mostly disruptive? It’s a daunting challenge for everyone, no matter their walk in life. In an age of excess everything, success looks different, and now demands a new skill:Subtraction. Matthew E. May defines...
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