Chris Trimble

Dartmouth Associate Business Professor, Noted Author and Expert on Innovation

  • Chris Trimble`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Trimble`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New Hampshire, USA

  • Chris Trimble`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Trimble`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New Hampshire, USA

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Reverse Innovation

Today’s high-growth hot spots are all in the developing economies, which will account for a jaw-dropping two-thirds of global economic growth over the next generation. Such facts and figures are now a preoccupation in many boardrooms. What is ...

Today’s high-growth hot spots are all in the developing economies, which will account for a jaw-dropping two-thirds of global economic growth over the next generation. Such facts and figures are now a preoccupation in many boardrooms. What is less well understood is what it will take to win.

For decades, most global corporations have followed a simple strategy: Create great products and services for home markets, and then export them. It has worked well enough in the past, but it is good enough no longer. The needs and opportunities in the developing world are just too distinct.

As a result, corporations must learn a new trick: Reverse Innovation. They must learn to innovate in the emerging economies, and then bring the innovations home.

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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 ...

“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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Leading Innovation in Healthcare Delivery

We can’t wait for policy makers on Capitol Hill to save our troubled 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 ...

We can’t wait for policy makers on Capitol Hill to save our troubled 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 idea or an innovative pilot project with tremendous potential. This presentation will show why these pilots so rarely achieve full potential, and what to do about it.

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About Keynote Speaker Chris Trimble

Speaker’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Chris Trimble is an expert on making innovation happen in large organizations. He has dedicated more than a decade to studying a single challenge that vexes even the best-managed organizations:how to execute an innovation initiative.

Chris is on the faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and at The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. He has written five books, including Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization, with co-author Vijay Govindarajan. Chris and Vijay also collaborated on the New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, which focuses on the specific challenge of innovating to propel growth in emerging markets, and How Stella Saved the Farm, a simple story that instigates productive conversations about what it really takes to make innovation happen.

Chris first broke into the forefront of executive consciousness with his book Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – from Idea to Execution. In 2006, the Wall Street Journal published a “Top Ten Recommended Reading” list that included Ten Rules alongside FreakonomicsThe Tipping Point, and Blink. Strategy & Business magazine recognized Ten Rules as “the best strategy book of the year.”

His notable articles include Stop the Innovation Wars, with Vijay Govindarajan, in the Harvard Business Review, which won a McKinsey Award, and How GE is Disrupting Itself also in HBR, with Jeff Immelt and Vijay Govindarajan.

Chris Trimble is a frequent speaker on the topic of innovation and has delivered keynote addresses at major conferences and has also worked with dozens of private clients — including GE, IBM, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Fidelity, and the New York Times Company — in roundtable discussions and executive education programs.

More About Speaker, Chris Trimble. . .
Drawing on more than a decade of research, Chris Trimble gives presentations that are at once enjoyable, compelling, and imminently practical. By sharing stories of success and struggle at well-known organizations from IBM to Dow Jones to Deere & Company, Chris motivates audiences to set high aspirations, and offers clear principles for turning aspirations into action.

Chris mixes rigorous academic research with hard-nosed practical experience. His interest in innovation within large organizations developed early in his career, when he was a submarine officer in the United States Navy.

He is currently immersed in a multi-year effort to apply his work to the specific challenge of innovation in health care delivery.

He holds an MBA degree with distinction from the Tuck School, and a Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction from the University of Virginia.

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