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Chris Trimble

International Bestselling Author; Expert Innovator; Faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University

Travels From:
New Hampshire
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

Chris first broke into the forefront of executive consciousness with his December 2005 book Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – from Idea to Execution. In June 2006, the Wall Street Journal published a Top Ten Recommended Reading list that included Ten Rules alongside Freakonomics,The Tipping Point, and BlinkStrategy & Business magazine recognized Ten Rules as the best strategy book of the year.

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Bio

Chris Trimble has dedicated more than ten years to studying a single challenge that vexes even the best-managed organizations: how to execute an innovation initiative.

In September 2010, a decade of research came to fruition with the publication of Chris’s landmark book, The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge, with Vijay Govindarajan. More recently, in April 2012, Chris and Vijay published Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, which applied their research to the specific challenge of innovating to propel growth in emerging markets.

Notable articles of Chris’ include “Stop the Innovation Wars,” with Vijay Govindarajan, in the July-August 2010 Harvard Business Review, which won a McKinsey Award, second place, for the magazine’s best articles of the year, and “How GE is Disrupting Itself” in the October 2009 Harvard Business Review, with Jeff Immelt and Vijay Govindarajan.

Chris first broke into the forefront of executive consciousness with his December 2005 book Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators – from Idea to Execution. In June 2006, the Wall Street Journal published a Top Ten Recommended Reading list that included Ten Rules alongside Freakonomics,The Tipping Point, and BlinkStrategy & Business magazine recognized Ten Rules as the best strategy book of the year. Chris’s career mixes rigorous academic research with hard-nosed practical experience. Chris is currently on the faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and at The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science.

Chris’s newest book, Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere has already become the #1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller, #5 New York Times Best Seller, #1 USA TodayBest Seller, #1 Barnes & Noble Best Seller, #1 Amazon Business Best Seller. 

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    The CEO’s Role in Business Model Reinvention

    By: Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

    (Harvard Business Review) – Consider a few of the great innovation stories of the past decade: Google, Netflix, and Skype. Now ask yourself, why wasn’t Google created by Microsoft? Netflix by Blockbuster? Skype by AT&T?

    Why do established corporations struggle to find the next big thing before new competitors do? The problem is pervasive; the examples are countless. The simple explanation is that many companies become too focused on executing today’s business model and forget that business models are perishable. Success today does not guarantee success tomorrow.

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Can America regain its global leadership position? Yes, we can. But only if we ask questions that cut right to the heart of our nation’s identity. Business leaders must recognize that the developing world is where innovation starts. Emerging markets like India, China, and Brazil will experience explosive growth in the next few decades, developing next generation biofuels, advanced solar and wind technologies, low-cost health care technologies, and much more. America must step up. The time is now.


We can’t wait for policy makers on Capitol Hill to save our beleaguered 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 innovative pilot project with tremendous potential. Trimble’s speech will show why these pilots so rarely achieve full potential, and what to do about it.


“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.