Ed Bernacki helps people and organizations develop a greater capacity to innovate. He provides a number of Idea Factory training programs. He has also created a range of idea journals / guides on innovative thinking. These are designed to help people shift from 'making notes' to 'managing their ideas'. Examples range from publishing a wide range of ideas journals to working with clients to create specialized innovation guides. This includes clients like Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Singapore Prime Ministers Office.
Ed is also an expert communicator of innovation. He bring a cliche and jargon free approach to this work. His article website hosts about 80 published articles. Http://www.EdBernacki.com
He also pioneered the concept of the Conference Navigator Guides, a tool kit for people who attend conferences. Over 50,000 have been used at conferences in numerous countries. The Navigator Guide combines a high quality idea journal with a guide on innovative thinking. Inc. Magazine was the first organization to invest in this idea for a series of its entrepreneur conferences. George Gendron, former editor in chief of Inc. Magazine said: “In the past 10 years we’ve moved from a period where there were simply too few new original ideas about managing and leading our organizations, to where there are too many. As we’ve said in Inc. magazine many times before, this is the age of execution. From this perspective, the Conference Navigator is an idea whose time has come, helping people bridge the crucial gap between inspiration and execution.”
The latest book is "Seven Rules for Designing More Innovative Conferences" written to help people design more engaging conferences.
This collection of 30 insightful articles on creativity and innovation is published by Ed Bernacki, the 'Innovationalist' who started the Idea Factory in 1996. He is a thought leader on ideas about innovation and creativity. These articles are packaged into five categories to help people be more innovative in their thinking. It is a powerful way to start your journey toward innovation.
Anyone or any team in any organization can create ideas anywhere and anytime if they become idea factories. Your team can more innovative by using one simple tactic; regular idea meetings to tackle big challenges. You can turn meetings into idea factories by following a few key steps. This book gives managers and team leader’s insights, tools and systems to harness the best staff ideas.
Bridge the gap between the inspiration of a conference and action back at work.
Think about your last conference. Did you make notes and never look at them again? Did you collect business cards from people you can’t remember? This how-to book can help you become a more innovative conference participant. It will enhance your skills to find great ideas and convert them into business results.
Seven Rules for Designing More Innovative Conferences provides ideas, case studies and examples to help you design more engaging and effective conferences. This revised edition was one of ‘Canada's Top Management Books of 2007’ according to Canada’s Globe and Mail. The reviewer said, “It is a short and simple book that offers some terrific and long-needed ideas for improving our conferences."