Chris Trimble

  • Expert on making innovation happen in large organizations
  • Author of the #1 Best Seller Reverse Innovation

Chris Trimble is a professor at the Tuck School of Business, where he is continuing his research and teaching executives and MBAs. He also is a senior fellow at Katzenbach Partners LLC, a New-York based consultancy that helps enterprises reach their strategic intent by offering deep insight into people and organizations.

Chris Trimble recently co-authored Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – from Idea to Execution (Harvard Business School Press, 2005). Endorsements include: “A great addition to your toolkit.” – Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric, and “A compelling approach.” – Ram Charan, coauthor of Execution and Confronting Reality.

He earned his MBA at The Amos Tuck School Of Business Administration Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Executive Speaker, Global, Global Leadership, Innovation, Motivation, Peak Performance

  • Travels From:

    New Hampshire

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Highlights from 2008 Speaking Appearances

What Is The Other Side Of Innovation?

Keynote Chat with Jeff Immelt

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Chris Trimble is a professor at the Tuck School of Business, where he is continuing his research and teaching executives and MBAs. He also is a senior fellow at Katzenbach Partners LLC, a New-York based consultancy that helps enterprises reach their strategic intent by offering deep insight into people and organizations.

Chris Trimble recently co-authored Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – from Idea to Execution (Harvard Business School Press, 2005). Endorsements include: “A great addition to your toolkit.” – Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric, and “A compelling approach.” – Ram Charan, coauthor of Execution and Confronting Reality.

He earned his MBA at The Amos Tuck School Of Business Administration Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book Chris Trimble 901-754-9404.

Reverse Innovation: The Future is Far From Home

Can America regain its global leadership position? Yes, we can. But only if we ask questions that cut right to the heart of our nation's identity. Business leaders must recognize that the developing world is where innovation starts. Emerging markets like India, China, and Brazil will experience explosive growth in the next few decades, developing next generation biofuels, advanced solar and wind technologies, low-cost health care technologies, and much more. America must step up. The time is now.

The Healthcare Solution: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We can't wait for policy makers on Capitol Hill to save our beleaguered health care system. Instead, we need a new generation of health care leaders, physicians and executives alike, that are ready to remake the system from the grass roots, through innovation and entrepreneurship. While health care may seem impossibly complex, the reality is that it is hard to walk more than ten yards without tripping over an innovative pilot project with tremendous potential. Trimble's speech will show why these pilots so rarely achieve full potential, and what to do about it.

The Other Side of Innovation 

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." Thomas Edison said it over a century ago. Nobody listened. When companies launch innovation initiatives, they focus almost all of their time and energy on that initial one percent -- the thrilling hunt for the breakthrough idea. They draw guidance from countless books and articles that treat innovation as though it is synonymous with creativity. It is not. The reality is that an idea is only a beginning. Innovation is not just the much-anticipated light-bulb moment. It is also a long, hard journey -- from imagination to impact.

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