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Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource (TIR), and an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker since 1986. His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the book “Winning the Innovation Game” in l986. Since then, he has continued to publish widely on the subject, including his international bestseller “Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the New Century,” which has been translated into 13 languages. And in his latest work, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-competitive world. Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences.

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The Innovation Resourceis a global consulting and executive development  firm devoted exclusively to strategic innovation. We help individuals, corporations, entrepreneurs, professionals, governments and NGOs build creative, collaborative cultures and devise internal systems required to grow new ventures, launch new products and prosper in a changing world. Whether in delivering a message to thousands gathered in a giant convention hall in Bangkok, or working one-on-one with a dedicated team designing and spearheading an innovation makeover for a traditional company, our work takes us all over the world.

Robert B. Tuckeris president and founder of The Innovation Resource, and one of the world's most in demand innovation speakers. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker for 25 years.

His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the bookWinning the Innovation Gamein 1986. Since then, he has continued to publish widely on the subject, including his international bestsellerManaging the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, which has been translated into 13 languages.InDriving Growth Through Innovationhe identified the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies. And in his latest work,Innovation Is Everybody's Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-competitive world.”

As one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as theJournal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership, andThe Futurist. He has appeared on PBS, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC seriesThe Business of Innovation.

Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as clients in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Australia.

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Thinking Ahead of the Curve

Based on Robert Tucker’s bestselling book, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, this keynote or longer session provides an example filled, fascinating, and practical model for leaders who want to avoid disruption, and profit from today’s rapid changes? All too often, we are too busy running today’s business to seize the emerging technological, economic and social trends, and use them as stepping stones to revenue growth, profit and competitive advantage. This power-packed keynote is based on Tucker’s customization research into the megatrends impacting your organization and industry, and the program is both inspiring and empowering for one and all.

Driving Growth Through Innovation

When was the last time you focused on upgrading your ability to conceive and introduce new product, service, process and strategy ideas? Could it be that you are using yesterday's methods to manage today's complex marketplace challenges?

This dynamic, example-filled presentation, will give you an overview of the important findings reported in Robert B. Tucker's new book, Driving Growth Through Innovation. Tucker will take you and your colleagues on a guided tour inside 23 Innovation Vanguard companies. You'll discover cutting edge methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You'll learn unconventional approaches for turning innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be motivated to take action in your firm.

"Your keynote helped set the stage for our symposium by addressing the theme with wisdom, energy, humor and countless examples that we could all relate to."

Wade Lovelace

Amgen, Inc. Biotechnology

This presentation is perfect as a keynote for annual conventions, or as a stimulating kickoff for your company's upcoming management meeting. As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Know how to capitalize on innovation to rev up growth.
  • Know how to map out and implement a superior approach to inventing the future -one that will enable you and your firm to exploit new markets, win new customers, and grow revenue from new sources.
  • Be energized and inspired by real world examples of companies that revved up growth in moribund markets
  • Know how to motivate your people with proven, powerful methods that spark "out of the box" thinking
  • Be able to create a company-wide system to ensure that good ideas don't get lost – or show up in the hands of competitors!

Formats: Can be delivered as a 1 hour keynote, 90 minute general session, half day session or in-depth day-long workshop. Each program is customized to the specific client.

The Intelligent Talk Show

Ever wished there was a way to spice up those important, but often boring, panel discussions at your trade association meeting? Now there is. Recently, some of your fellow meeting planners have embraced an exciting new format, organized and hosted by Robert B. Tucker, that says good-bye to snoresville, hello packed house. Panelists become "guests" on a "live show," and are more animated, more willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz – and keep attendees coming back for more.

Innovative Thinking

Looking for an uplifting, entertaining, audience-involving session for your meeting? This program, based on Tucker's interviews with over 50 leading innovators, will definitely get the creative juices flowing. Based on the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game and Tucker's 15 years of experience as a professional speaker, your attendees will leave with powerful, yet surprisingly simple methods for dramatically improved thinking, decision-making and problem solving.

Innovation is Everybody's Business

Organizations the world over are ever increasingly in need of high potential managers and individual contributors with the abilities and skills to get new projects done. While professionals with functional skills are in abundant supply, those with Innovation Skills are emerging as the most valuable talent of all in today's hypercompetitive age.

In this practical, highly interactive personal development session, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker reveals the powerful tools and strategies to help you and your employees hone their ability to spot emerging opportunities, seize the initiative, add value, and create unconventional solutions.

Based on interviews with 43 innovation-adept managers and contributors, Innovation is Everybody's Business guides you and your team in:

  • Mastering the 7 essential I-Skills needed to become indispensable;
  • Unleashing the "mindset, skill-set, and toolset of the innovator" that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hyper-competitive era;
  • Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

"Tucker has stripped away the myth that innovation is the responsibility of a select few. All of us are capable of innovating every single day if we simply adopt the innovator's mindset."

-Jeff Hwang, President,

LG Mobile Communications U.S.A

What Recent Attendees Have Gained from Participating in this Session

  • "Mr. Tucker gave me the courage to press on."
  • "Excellent, stimulating, invigorating. Started the juices for creative thinking in our facility."
  • "Topic of innovation, especially in [our industry], is very relevant. Loved the comment on how would Jobs or Branson look at [our business].
  • "Outstanding topic! Great presenter. Great start to the conference."
  • "Very appropriate for our conference as we face the need for innovation"
  • "A very thought-provoking and useful presentation"
  • "Plenty of food for thought!"
  • "Excellent, stimulating, invigorating. Started the juices for creative thinking in our [business unit]."
  • "Look at things from all perspectives."
  • "Do not judge others' ideas as poor even if they are different from your own."
  • "Simple ideas can make a radical difference."
  • "Don't be afraid to innovate."
  • "Everyone can participate in innovation."
  • "Don't be afraid to speak up and make suggestions."
  • "Expand your view of what can be considered innovation."
  • "Volunteer to take on more responsibility."

Formats:

Can be delivered as a 1 hour keynote, 90 minute general session, or interactive half- or full-day session.

Driving Growth Through Inovation by Robert Tucker

Driving Growth Through Inovation

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