Doug Hall has been an inventor for 50 years – starting with a Learn to Juggle Kit that he created and marketed at age 11. He is a chemical engineer by education who worked in the Brand Management department at Procter & Gamble rising to the rank of Master Marketing Inventor – shipping a record 9 innovations in 12 months.
The secret to Doug’s success then and now is the application of system thinking to innovation – inspired by his father’s pioneering work with Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
After 10 years at P&G – Doug retired to found the Eureka! Ranch – an invention and Innovation education company focused on enabling innovation by everyone, everywhere, everyday. The Eureka! Ranch is the master distributor for the Innovation Engineering courses, Jump Start Your Brain LMS content and tools – to corporations, schools, colleges and universities.
For his pioneering research on innovation Doug has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Maine.
A few years ago Doug’s curiosity on whiskey lead to the founding of Brain Brew Custom WHISKeY a company that is reinventing – how bourbon is crafted and marketed.
Doug has been named one of America’s top innovation experts by Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO magazine, and the CBC.
He has co-hosted various network TV & Radio programs (ABC American Inventor, Backyard Inventor and Brain Brew Radio) as well as a writing and performing a play on his adventures and misadventures as a North Pole Tenderfoot.
He is the author of 7 books. His book Jump Start Your Business Brain has been named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by 800-CEO-Read.
Doug is a citizen of Canada and the USA. He and his wife Debbie – through their Planet Eureka! Foundation – are active supporters of the two communities they call home – the Greater Cincinnati Region and Prince Edward Island Canada.
Doug’s keynotes are customized, high impact programs that will energize and educate your audience on a data-driven system for innovation and growth. They are fast, fun, and highly interactive. Every presentation is packed full of the latest data and original research on how to create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas. All keynotes are customized for the audience to “connect the dots” between the content and the issues specifically facing your company and/or industry.