Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Matthew May, the founder of EDIT Innovation, who helps companies like Toyota become more innovative. Later on the show, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Warren Stout shares how he grew his medical practice.
Matthew E. May is a business strategist and the founder of EDIT Innovation, a unique strategy group based in L.A. specializing in helping companies of all sizes grow by innovating. He spent eight years as a fully retained innovation advisor to the University of Toyota, which culminated in his 2006 award-winning book, The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation. He has since published three more books on innovation, his latest being The Laws of Subtraction. He’s written for the New York Times, blogs regularly for HBR, Fast Company Design, and Amex OPEN Forum, is active on the lecture circuit, and works closely with companies such as Toyota, Intuit, Edmunds.com, Amgen and ADP on innovation strategy, launch tactics, and creative technique. Matt received his training in design thinking from the Stanford d school, holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Johns Hopkins University, but he considers winning the The New Yorker cartoon caption contest as one of his proudest and most creative achievements.
Dr. Warren C. Stout is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon specializing in laser eyelid rejuvenation and has performed thousands of eyelid surgeries over the past twenty-seven years. He is renowned for his personal approach and for creating a natural and refreshed appearance for each of his patients. In addition to maintaining his private practice in Pasadena, Dr. Stout is affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital and University of Southern California- Doheny Eye Hospital. He is also on the clinical teaching faculty of USC Keck School of Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Stout was named as one of the nation’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report. He has also been recognized by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Doctor for five years running, from 2008 – 2012.