Dr. David Ricketts

Dr. David Ricketts

Harvard Innovation Fellow | Helping Leaders Accelerate Innovation in Their Organizations and Their Careers

  • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500

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  • Specializes in: Creativity/Innovation, Leadership
  • Travels From: Massachusetts

Topics

  • Disruptive Innovation: How to Create Disruptive Innovations and How to Keep Them from Disrupting You!

    Why do market leaders fail? How is it that some products seem to come from now where and change the entire market? How do you find and develop disruptive innovation? How can you make sure one doesn’t disrupt you? Based on Dr. Ricketts research at Harvard University, this keynote uses examples from technology and our everyday lives to help audiences understand and develop disruptive innovations. This keynote will explore how disruptive innovations come about, how you can be the one to create them and how to make sure one doesn’t disrupt you and your organization.

    In this keynote you will learn:

    • The three types of disruptive innovation
    • How disruptive innovation can kill the market leader and propel the new entrant to a leadership position.
    • How to find and develop disruptive innovations.
    • Strategy to help your organization make sure they aren’t disrupted.

    As an experienced speaker, executive, scientist and researcher, Dr. Ricketts shares his research on innovators and the keys to their success in a easy to understand, inspiring way. His content draws upon scientific and business principles, but relates them to the goals of your organization. He works with your organization prior to the keynote to understand and customize learning points to enhance the business and organization goals of your company.

    This keynote is available in a 45 min and 60 min format, as well as a 90 min interactive session.

  • The Innovation Mindset: How Your Approach Will Accelerate Your Innovation

    What separates innovators from the non-innovators? While skills, smarts and luck play a role in your success, how you approach problems can separate you from someone who is a doer to someone who is an innovator. Drawing on rich examples from leading innovators of today and yesterday, this keynote will give you a look inside the mindset of innovators in order to allow you to accelerate your innovation process and become more innovative.

    In this keynote you will learn:

    • How continual innovation is required to achieve and maintain leadership in your business and career
    • How understanding and prioritizing value in the problems you work on can make the difference between being a do-er and an innovator
    • How finding problems that match your competitive advantages and personal strengths will lead to more innovative products and services
    • How finding the right problem makes all the difference in the world
    • How the representation of problems can be the difference between accelerated solutions and barriers to your success.

    As an experienced speaker, executive, scientist and researcher, Dr. Ricketts shares his research on innovators and the keys to their success in a easy to understand, inspiring way. His content draws upon scientific and business principles, but relates them to the goals of your organization. He works with your organization prior to the keynote to understand and customize learning points to enhance the business and organization goals of your company.

    This keynote is available in a 45 min and 60 min format, as well as a 90 min keynote with extended content about leadership or creativity.

  • Leading Innovators: How to Engage and Accelerate Innovation in Your Company

    How do you engage and accelerate innovation in your organization?

    The key to acceleration is to provide a catalyst for individuals to find unique and novel problems and solutions in your business that separate you from your competition. Your company has tremendous talent at solving problems in your business—but do they know how to innovate? Is your management team leading innovation or are process-gate for operations. How do you focus your organization on innovation? Drawing upon almost 20 years of leading teams to develop innovative new products, this keynote provides the key principles to leading innovation in your organization.

    In this keynote you will learn:

    • The three keys to innovation
    • How to refocus your organization on value added problems
    • How to engage your organization to discover high-value problems
    • How to enable your organization to solve complex problems

    As an experienced speaker, executive, scientist and researcher, Dr. Ricketts shares his research on innovators and the keys to their success in a easy to understand, inspiring way. His content draws upon scientific and business principles, but relates them to the goals of your organization. He works with your organization prior to the keynote to understand and customize learning points to enhance the business and organization goals of your company.

    This keynote is available in a 45 min and 60 min format, as well as a 90 min keynote with extended content about leadership or creativity.

  • Creativity in Innovation: How to Discover and Solve High-Value Problems

    How does your organization create? Do you rely on a few individuals who are naturally creative or is creating new ideas and value for your customers a cornerstone of your competitive advantage? Creativity is often spoken about as necessary component of innovation – but how do we create? What are the effective ways that you instill creativity in your organization and how can you help your employees be more creative? Drawing on research in psychology, business and the arts, this keynote presents the key components to the creative process and how they can be incorporated into your organizations every day practice.

    In this keynote you will learn:

    • The role of creativity in innovation
    • The three tenets of creativity
    • How to create environments and management that foster creativity
    • How to use creativity to solve complex problems and develop new products
    • How to build creativity into your organization’s every day processes

    As an experienced speaker, executive, scientist and researcher, Dr. Ricketts shares his research on innovators and the keys to their success in an easy to understand, inspiring way. His content draws upon scientific and business principles as well as artistic creativity, but relates them to the goals of your organization. Dr. Ricketts is an avid jazz musician and sculpture and has worked extensively with the creative arts. He works with your organization prior to the keynote to understand and customize learning points to enhance the business and organization outcomes for your company.
    This keynote is available in a 45 min and 60 min format, as well as a 90 min keynote with extended content about leading creativity.

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