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Stephen Shapiro Author and Innovation Consultant

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  • Creating a Pervasive Culture of Innovation - Innovation for Innovators
  • Innovate the Way You Innovate - Increasing Your Innovation ROI Tenfold
  • Making the Impossible Possible - Creative Thinking for Front-Line Employess
  • Personality Poker - Creating High Performance Innovation Teams

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  • 2011 Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition
  • 2010 Personality Poker: The Playing Card Tool for Driving High-Performance Teamwork and Innovation
  • 2008 Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas
  • 2006 Goal Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!
  • 2001 24/7 Innovation: A Blueprint for Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Change

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation culture and collaboration to audiences in over 50 countries.

Stephen cultivates innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their business challenges. Applying the knowledge he has accrued over decades in the industry, Stephen is able to see what others can’t: opportunities to improve innovation models and the cultures that support them.

During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of five books, including “Best Practices Are Stupid,” which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 and he has been featured in numerous publications including Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and CNBC.

Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses, like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, NASA, USAA and Microsoft, improve innovation practices through customized 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 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. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame


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