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Robert B. Tucker California
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Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource (TIR), 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.

His 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, he identified the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies.

In his latest work, Innovation Is Everybody's Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-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 PBS, CBS News 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 companies 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.

Robert Tucker resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Carolyn McQuay, and daughter Cara Rose Tucker.


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  • 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. 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 - 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? Now there is. Recently, some of your fellow meeting planners have embraced an exciting new format, organized and hosted by Robert 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 Workshop: Strategies, Tools & Techniques for Breakthrough Results - Tucker’s acclaimed action-learning Boot Camp teaches everyone in your organization the fundamentals of coming up with ideas and bringing them to life. Tucker will guide you and your team step-by-step through every phase of the innovation cycle, from idea creation through prototyping and testing, to the end result of selling your innovation to your customers.
Innovation is Everybody's Business Driving Growth Through Innovation Managing the Future Customer Service for the New Millennium Winning the Innovation Game
Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hyper-Competitive World Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the Next Century Customer Service for the New Millennium: Winning and Keeping Value-Driven Buyers Winning the Innovation Game

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