Hi. I’m Matthew Canning.

I’m a technologist, Fortune 50 executive, leadership and execution strategist, and the author of Foundations of Execution, Never Forget AgainMaster the Language of the Universe, and Get it Together.

“Matthew’s ability to connect with a diverse room full of people speaks directly to the focus of much of his work: the audience themselves. And it’s that focus on the audience that allows Matthew’s message to resonate with individuals from corporate and creative settings, from boardrooms to classrooms, for one simple reason — his is a message of self-focus and self-empowerment and all about becoming a better version of yourself, whoever you are.”



Foundations of Execution

You’re ambitious. You’re driven. You’re creative, believe in your vision, and know what you’re capable of. But like most, you often find it difficult to make progress toward the things you value.

When it comes to accomplishing personal, professional, entrepreneurial, and creative goals, the world is bombarding you with bullshit guidance—coddling mantras of positivity, and motivation devoid of practical action. Bullshit sounds good. Bullshit feels good. But bullshit will fail you in the long run nearly 100% of the time.

No more bullshit.

Let’s change tactics. Foundations of Execution won’t motivate you; it will give you the tools you need to execute despite the lack of motivation that will inevitably befall you. It won’t train you to abstain from excuses; it will give you the tools to strip all power from the excuses that will inevitably bubble to the forefront of your consciousness. It won’t argue the same tired case for self-discipline and convince you to work against your nature; it will show you how to circumvent your nature when it undermines your interests.

As shockingly simple as it may seem, three behaviors tend to separate those who struggle from those who consistently execute on their goals; and by the time you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll have mastered all three. You’ll come away with repeatable habits that address not just how you tackle complex undertakings, but also how you think, behave, and approach problems in all aspects of your life. It’s an irreverent, philosophy-first, whole-self approach to execution that will change you forever.

I believe that everyone should have access to the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve personal, creative, and professional goals. For that reason, Foundations of Execution is free.

Download it. Love it. Pass it on. Or purchase a paperback or Kindle copy (for the minimum price allowed by Amazon).

“It’s like P90X for developing focus and good habits.”Phil B.

Other Nonfiction

In addition to Foundations of Execution, I’ve authored several niche nonfiction books on productivity strategy and practical, tactical personal development — including Master the Language of the Universe, Never Forget Again, and Get it Togetherand served as editor and reviewer for technical works and textbooks.

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Creative Leadership Advocacy


As a Fortune 50 executive and lifelong technologist, I’ve been an outspoken advocate for a creativity-driven approach to leadership. Living this approach, I’ve spent my career building best-in-class organizations, products, and processes, advising startups, consulting on academic curriculums, working with established leadership teams to help bring about positive operational and cultural change, and sharing my experience through media outlets.

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Execution Strategy

Execution Strategy has been a focus of my professional interest and the subject of my book, Foundations of Execution.

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Speaking & Events

I’m passionate about connecting with engaged audiences, and I’ve addressed diverse groups at conferences, universities, and companies across the world.

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