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Stephen Shapiro

CEO / Innovation Instigator - 24/7 Innovation (US)

Stephen Shapiro started his innovation work over 20 years ago while leading a 20,000-person innovation practice at the consulting firm Accenture.

Since then he has written six books on innovation, including Best Practices Are Stupid, which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 by 800-CEO-READ (now Porchlight) and was an international #1 business best seller.

His latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems, was released March 2020.

His Personality Poker® card game has been used in 35 countries to create high-performing innovation teams.

Stephen has presented at conferences in over 50 countries and in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

His clients include Marriott, 3M, Delta Airlines, P&G, Nike, Capital One, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and NASA. His work has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Network, and ABC News. He was recently a regular judge and mentor on the TLC innovation reality television show, "Girl Starter." 

When he’s not helping clients with their innovation challenges, he loves practicing his not so sleight of hand magic. 

He is based in Orlando, Florida and loves traveling to meet his clients around the world.