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Robert Tucker        

Bestselling Author of "Driving Growth Through Innovation"

Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, he has been studying innovators and innovative companies since l981.

Tucker's 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. In Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms are Transforming Their Futures, Tucker describes the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies. His forthcoming book, Innovation is Everybody's Business, offers key advice on how to make yourself indispensable in today's extremely competitive world.

As one 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 CNBC, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the PBS series, Taking the Lead.

The 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 systematic innovation.

Tucker is a sought after keynote speaker for 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.

Speech Topics

Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures

In this dynamic presentation based on ten years of in-depth research, Tucker takes you and your audience on a guided tour inside 23 Innovation Vanguard companies. Youll discover their secrets for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. Youll learn unconventional methods to turn innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be stimulated to take action in your firm.

Innovation is Everybodys Business

Organizations the world over are desperately in need of people with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers and colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results. In this practical, highly interactive session, Tucker provides powerful tools and strategies to help your employees hone their Innovation Skills (I-Skills) and learn to demonstrate initiative, add value, and get new things done more effectively and efficiently.

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 Tucker, that says goodbye to snoresville, and hello to a packed house. Panelists become "guests" on a "live show," and are more animated and willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz – and keep attendees coming back for more.

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.

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