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.
pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading
innovators was published in the book Winning the
Innovation Gamein 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. In Driving
Growth Through Innovation he 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.”
of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement,
Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as
the Journal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership,
and Harvard Management Update. He has appeared on
PBS, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The
Business of Innovation.
Innovation Resource, based in Santa Barbara, California, is
a consulting firm devoted exclusively to assisting companies
seeking to improve top and bottom line performance via
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.
Innovation is Everybody’s Business
dynamic, interactive presentation, veteran keynoter Robert
B. Tucker reveals how the seven essential I-Skills needed to
think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers
and colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional
interviews with 43 innovation-adept managers and
contributors, Innovation is Everybody’s Business guides you
and your team in:
7 essential I-Skills needed to become indispensable;
“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
Can be delivered as a 1 hour keynote, 90 minute general
session, or interactive half- or full-day session. Each
program is customized to the specific client.
Recent Attendees Have Taken Away from this Seminar
“Look at things from all perspectives.”
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
"Managing the Future is a lucid, practical guide to
total quality in business. There is no enterprise that would not benefit
by responding to these Driving Forces of Change."
Andy S. Grove
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.
Upbeat, informative, spirited thank you for a
quality performance at this years World Congress in San Diego.
IDRC Conference Manager
Your program helped our members understand where
to bend and where to draw the line in accommodating the needs of younger
Innovation speaker and seminar
leader Robert Tucker customizes
each presentation to the strategic
goals of your organization. As a consultant, Tucker is expert in the
management of innovation and
assisting companies in
accelerating ideas to market.