Doug Hall

Innovation, Marketing, and Leadership Guru, and Best-Selling Author

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Doug Hall Speaker Biography

Innovation, Marketing, and Leadership Guru,
and Best-Selling Author

Doug Hall is the founder and CEO of the Eureka! Ranch, a Cincinnati, OH based inventing, training and research firm that advises some of the world’s top corporations such as Nike, Walt Disney, Kellogg’s, Schlumberger, American Express and the United States Congress.  You may not know Doug as his work for corporate giants is highly secretive, but you surely know many of his inventions.  Research indicates that the average American home contains 18 products or services Doug and his team have had a hand in developing.  And that’s only a small portion of his creative focus.  The majority of Eureka! Ranch clients are industrial, B-2-B or service-focused.


Doug began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 12 producing and marketing a line of magic and juggling kits.  After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maine, he spent 10 years working in Procter & Gamble’s Advertising Department where he rose to the rank of master marketing inventor and shipped a record 9 new business initiatives in 12 months.  In 1990, he retired from corporate life and founded what is today known as “America’s #1 Idea Company” (Inc. Magazine), the Eureka! Ranch.

Total Quality Management

Doug is the leading pioneer in using Six-Sigma and Total Quality Management techniques to transform the art of innovation into a reliable science.  His research includes hard data on 6,000 innovation teams and 10,000 quantitatively tested business concepts.


Doug is a best-selling author of four books including Jump Start Your Business Brain and Jump Start Your Marketing Brain, and the host of “Brain Brew Radio,” a nationally syndicated program in the USA from PRI, Public Radio International.


Known for his plain talk, energetic style and bold approach, Doug has a passion for transforming the art of marketing and innovation into a reproducible science.  Dateline NBC described Doug as “an eccentric entrepreneur who just might have what we’ve all been looking for…the happy secret to success.”  Ellen Guidera, Walt Disney Company vice president said of him, “When Doug meets Disney, creative ne’er wanes; Our team explodes when he ‘Jump Starts Our Brains!’

Doug Hall Speaking Topics

Jump Start Your Business Brain

A high-energy program including keynote content and idea generation tailored to the client's goals and requirements. Steps designed to help the audience become more creative business-wise outside of the workshop walls are also covered, lending plenty of take-away in this anything but boring presentation. Win more, lose less and make more money with the blended marketing and innovation principles Doug has perfected.

Jump Start Your Marketing Brain

Doug's simple laws of Marketing Physics are laid out in simple, memorable case studies and are backed up with all the hard data you would expect from the founder of a world-renowned think-tank. Participants in this presentation filled with ideas and advice find that they are able to accomplish more in the realm of branding and understand more about the world of the everyday consumer.

Jump Start Your Creative Brain

This set of three principles will help you think quicker and smarter, giving all your business initiatives that cutting-edge credibility. Your projects will begin welcoming creative input and your team will have the tools to find a balance between the left brain and the right brain. Doug produces more cold, hard facts from personal research to fully support his dynamic tenets of creativity.

North Pole Tenderfoot

North Pole Tenderfoot is a classic story of leadership, courage and resilience. It's a re-creation of the Public Lecture that Admiral Peary performed following his historic 1909 expedition. This reality theater event features 300 stunning color images and authentic arctic audio & video. Plus, it includes never before shown audio and images of Admiral Peary from the National Geographic Archives and the Library of the U.S Congress.

Doug Hall Books

Making the Courage Connection
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Jump Start Your Brain
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Meaningful Marketing
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Doug Hall Speaker Testimonials

"It's an absolute obsession for scientific principles and hard data that makes Doug Hall different from other creativity gurus."

- | Training & Development Magazine

"America's #1 New Product Idea Man"

- | Inc. Magazine

"Hall is a damn good storyteller. But, speaking as an engineer-business analyst, he's credible because he supports his ideas with a ton of VERY HARD Data."

- | Tom Peters

"When Doug meets Disney, creativity ne'er wanes; Our team explodes when he jump starts our brain!"

- | Ellen Guidera , VP Walt Disney

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