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Robert B. Tucker

Robert B. Tucker

Best-Selling Author, '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, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker since 1986. Read More >

His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the book Winning the Innovation Game in 1986. 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. His groundbreaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation reveals the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies, and his latest book, Innovation is Everybody’s Business, has been recently released by John Wiley.

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 PBS, Bloomberg, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.

The Innovation Resource, based in Santa Barbara, California, is a consulting firm devoted exclusively to assisting organizations seeking to improve top and bottom line performance via systematic 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. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Driving Growth Through Innovation

Speech Topics

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

Based on three years of in-depth research, Tucker takes you and your audience on a guided tour behind the scenes of 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, imbedded process, and be stimulated to take action in your firm.

Innovation Is Everybody’s Business

In this dynamic, interactive presentation, veteran keynoter 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. Read More >

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

The presentation can be delivered as a one-hour keynote, 90-minute general session, or interactive half- or full-day session. Each program is customized to the specific client. Read Less ^

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.