Robert Tucker

Robert B. Tucker

Driving Growth Through Innovation
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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
In this dynamic presentation based on three years of in-depth research, Robert B. Tucker will take you and your audience on a guided tour behind the scenes inside 23 Innovation Vanguard companies. You’ll discover their secrets for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn unconventional methods to turn innovation into a systematic, embedded process, and be stimulated to take action in your firm.

Innovation is Everybody's Business
In this dynamic, interactive presentation, veteran keynoter Robert B. Tucker teaches your employees how to master the seven essential I-Skills needed to think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers and colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.

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-by 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.

Innovation Boot Camp: Strategies, Tools & Techniques for Breakthrough Results
In this ground breaking workshop, Robert Tucker guides your team through the step-by-step process of developing innovative ideas. Beginning with strategy, Robert Tucker takes you on an aerial tour of the entire process of innovation with his custom Tucker Innovation Model. Along the way, pivotal steps in the process will be addressed and issues that arise that are typically overlooked by naïve innovators will be studied diligently to avoid such common pitfalls.

Why Book Robert Tucker?

  • He helps individuals and corporations build creative, collaborative cultures and devise internal systems required to discover new ventures and prosper in a changing world.

  • He guides businesses to move beyond simple improvements and produce truly game-changing new products, services and strategies.

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    Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist, innovation thought leader and highly sought after keynote speaker. With a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 firms, Tucker’s customized and high energy presentations provide leaders with cutting edge insights, practical advice, and the “innovation mindset, toolset, and skillset” necessary to seize opportunities and profit from today’s rapid changes.

    A former adjunct professor at UCLA, Tucker’s pioneering research in identifying the critical attributes of innovators became the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game. His international bestseller, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, has been translated into over 17 languages. In Driving Growth Through Innovation, Tucker identifies the emerging best practices of Innovation Vanguard Firms who are pioneering transformational approaches to inventing the future innovation. In his latest book, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business: Making Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hypercompetitive World, Tucker reveals the Seven Innovation Skills that are rapidly becoming essential to sustaining success in today’s hypercompetitive world.

    Considered one of the founding thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is publisher of InnovationTrends Monthly, and a frequent contributor to such publications as The Futurist, Strategy & Leadership, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Huffington Post and numerous other outlets. He has appeared on CBS News, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, Network 18 India, the PBS series Taking the Lead, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.

    A multi-year winner of the Top Five Speaker hall of fame, Tucker was awarded the prestigious Brand Personality Award by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field of innovation.

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    “Innovation is Everybody’s Business focuses on changing behaviors and getting results. It’s bursting at the seams with practical tips for creating real value in your work, and how to get your people to do the same. It’s about how exceptional value can be created and delivered by any person, in any role, in any company.”
    --Sherryl Stalinksi, Parsons 

    “I spent 40 years developing new products for 3M [and] found myself agreeing with everything Robert Tucker says in Driving Growth Through Innovation. . . Whether you are in a small business or a large company, I think you would profit by reading this book.”
    --Art Fry, 3M

    “Anyone involved in business would be wise to study Managing the Future, and the driving forces of change, and incorporate them into [their] business.”
    --Paul Orfalea, Kinkos Founder 

    “No company competing for tomorrow's consumer will succeed without putting focus on Customer Service for the New Millennium... it is a must read!”
    -- W. Pendleton Tudor, Chairman of Adweek

    “Winning the Innovation Game is a valuable book. It's a delight to see this effort to turn all of us into innovators.”
    --Tom Peters, Co-author of In Search of Excellence