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.
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!'
"It's an absolute obsession for scientific principles and hard data that makes Doug Hall different from other creativity gurus."
"America's #1 New Product Idea Man"
"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."
"When Doug meets Disney, creativity ne'er wanes; Our team explodes when he jump starts our brain!"