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Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture and collaboration. Over the past twenty years, his message to audiences in 50 countries has focused on how to enable innovation by bringing together divergent points of view in an efficient manner. During a 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. Since branching out on his own in 2001, he has authored five books. His latest, "Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 and is an international #1 best seller. Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, and Microsoft to improve innovation practices through customized and keynote speeches, advisory engagements and other services. Passionate and captivating, Stephen's high-energy approach to innovation gets audiences out of their seats and into new ways of thinking about their business challenges. Stephen has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, O-The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on ABC News. Stephen currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA's highest earned designation. And in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
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Innovate the Way You Innovate

Stephen Shapiro

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. What if “thinking outside the box” kills innovation? What if failure is not necessary for innovation? It’s time to innovate the way you innovate. During this interactive keynote, you will discover that innovation isn’t just about generating occasional new ideas; it’s about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition.

You will discover why:

– you don’t want to innovate everywhere. Instead, Innovate where you differentiate.

– asking for ideas is a bad idea. Don’t think outside the box. Find a better box.

– expertise is the enemy of innovation. Breakthroughs are rarely developed by experts within your industry or area of specialization.

Provocative yet practical.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support