228: Doug Hall: I just can’t stay with the status quo

//228: Doug Hall: I just can’t stay with the status quo

228: Doug Hall: I just can’t stay with the status quo

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Doug Hall has an inherent fundamental curiosity within him and he stumbles along the way. He is always pulled to wonder, what if. It comes from within him and he loves it. All of his successes are because he wondered – if he could figure it out.

Doug Hall was born in Portland, Maine and raised in New Hampshire. He is the oldest of 3 children who were raised by an Engineer and a school teacher.

Since an early age he had a passion for inventing. At age 12 he invented, produced, and sold a learn to juggle kit. His Dad didn’t quite know what to say when he said he wanted to be an inventor. His advice was, “become an engineer and then a patent lawyer.” So, he ended up studying Chemical Engineering – and did inventing on the side.

After graduating from the University of Maine he took a job at Procter & Gamble in their brand management department – rising up through the ranks as they say to the role of Master Marketing Inventor. After 10 years he “retired” from corporate life and founded what is known today as the Eureka! Ranch. Their specialty is to help organizations Find, Filter & Fast Track Big Ideas.

Doug Hall is an inventor, researcher, educator and craft whiskey maker. He’s been named one of America’s top innovation experts by Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine and the CBC. His new book, Driving Eureka! Problem Solving with Data Driven Methods & the Innovation Engineering System describes how to transform innovation from random acts to a reliable science.

His legacy will hopefully be the creation of the new field of academic study called Innovation Engineering – where innovation is transformed from a random art to a reliable system. That said – there is a chance that what he’ll really be known for is disrupting the world of whiskey as a result of creating a Time Compression technology that is the basis of his most recent company, Brain Brew Custom Whisk(e)y.

Doug currently resides part of the year in Cincinnati, Ohio and the rest of the year in Summerside, Prince Edward Island Canada with his high school sweetheart, Debbie. They have 3 grown children: Kristyn, Victoria, and Brad.

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Doug Hall has an inherent fundamental curiosity within him and he stumbles along the way. He is always pulled to wonder, what if. It comes from within him and he loves it. All of his successes are because he wondered – if he could figure it out.

Advice for others

Focus more on health and driving health, it makes you smarter.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

I have to get healthier.

Best Leadership Advice

You’ve got to believe that your people are good people.

Secret to Success

Caffeine

Best tools in business or life

Having people who are mission focused.

Recommended Reading

Driving Eureka!: Problem-Solving with Data-Driven Methods & the Innovation Engineering

SystemOut of the Crisis (The MIT Press)

Contacting Doug Hall

Website: https://www.doughall.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Innov8Engineer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doughallinventor/

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