Welcome to Our New Website

On Friday July 11, 2014, we launched this new website. It has been 4 years since the last website refresh. We hope you like it and welcome any comments you may have! Stephen Shapiro

Writing for Forbes

Starting today I will be writing a regular column on innovation for Forbes.com. As a result, there may be a bit of a slow down on this blog while I write articles for them and the American Express OPEN Forum. But don’t worry. All articles will eventually be posted here too....

Website Changes

This week we launched some changes to the website. A revised home page with links to two new pages, one for meeting planners and one for innovation leaders. We also streamlined the look and feel slightly. We revised the look of the blog “listing” page to only provide...

Free Quick Reference Card

On my Monday July 22 at 11AM EDT free webinar, I will be giving attendees my latest creation: The 10x Innovation ROI Quick Reference Card. This 2-page checklist summarizes four important innovation concepts: Ask the Right Challenge [FOCUS] Frame Challenges the Right Way [FRAME]...

New Blog Features

Starting tomorrow, I will be creating 3 blog features every week: Monday Morning Movie - I will shoot a brief video to share a concept around innovation.  This, as you probably guessed, will run Monday mornings. Tuesday Transcription - A transcription of the Monday Morning Movie....

SUCCESS Magazine Cover Story

The October issue of SUCCESS Magazine recently hit the news stands.  The cover story – Innovate or Die - is 3 pages dedicated my perspectives on how to innovate more effectively. If you get the physical copy (with CD), you will also find a 23 minute audio interview with me...

Book in Dutch

I just received my copy of “Best Practices Are Stupid” in Dutch.  More translations are on their way!

Books in Chinese

I’m please to announce that both Personality Poker and Best Practices Are Stupid  are now available in Chinese.  I love the cover designs, especially the cat on the Best Practices Are Stupid book.

Best Practices Are Stupid #1 in Canada

Currently, Best Practices are Stupid is the best selling business book in Canada.

eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com Webinar

I recently gave an hour-long webinar for eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com.  Over 3,000 people registered for only 1,000 slots, maxing out the system.  Thousands of people were unable to attend, so they made the recording available to everyone. I discussed some of the key...