Doug in TV, Radio & Print
Since founding the Eureka! Ranch in 1986, Doug's been a mainstay on television, as a radio host and as a guest writer and expert reference for articles on business, innovation and leadership.
In "Backyard Inventors," Hall traveled across Canada in search of ordinary people with extraordinary ideas, meeting a new group of them in each episode. Those who impress him the most are brought back to Eureka! Ranch, where their inventions are built into marketable products and pitched to a big business. The show aired in 2012 on the W Network.
Doug was an animated judge on Season 1 of American Inventor, which aired on ABC in 2006.
- Q&A with American Inventor Judge, Doug Hall by Entrepreneur Magazine
Canada's Venture program followed Doug for one episode as he had 48 hours to create solutions to jump start businesses across Canada. The episode was so well received it won a Cleo Award.
Brain Brew Radio
Doug Hall hosted a popular radio program called Brain Brew Radio on NPR from 2005-2006.
Here's just a sampling of the show's many episodes and segments:
Doug's been interviewed, featured and cited on countless articles on business, leadership and innovation. Below are a collection of articles he wrote for Business Week that give you a great flavor for his message and his direct and data-grounded advice.
BUSINESS WEEK ARTICLES BY DOUG HALL
The Kids Are All Right
Doug Hall does a stint at the University of Maine—and emerges awestruck and inspired by the students' capabilities
Wringing Maximum Dollars Out of Innovation
A study reveals the three steps that help innovative entrepreneurs actually turn their good ideas into dollars
New Inventions with Big Potential
The U.S. Commerce Dept.'s NIST/MEP Network offers great product ideas whose savvy inventors need backing. Here's a look at a few of my favorites
Predicting Radical Innovation Success
Why companies that focus on pioneering rather than incremental innovations are more likely to be successful
Find A Strategic Partner
If you want to develop an innovative product or service, it pays to look outside your company
How to Build Trust in Your Business
Customers need a reason to believe in your company. Here's how to woo skeptics
Inventors, Pick Your Industry
The biggest royalties come from the most profitable fields, such as finance, computer software, music, movies, and, uh, tortilla making
Five Ways to Increase Profit Margins
If your profit margins aren't rising, chances are your company isn't thriving. Here are five solutions to the problem
Getting the Most from Your Suppliers
Your supply chain should always be a two-way street. Make the most of it
How to Have More Fun
You'll have more fun and make more money if you enjoy your customers
What's for Launch?
Figuring out whether to go ahead with that new product
Jump Start: Perceiving Is Believing
Building value puts you in good stead with customers
Helping the environment can help your business, too
What Reality TV Taught Me
O.K., it's tv. but dig down and you'll uncover valid business lessons
Fail Fast, Fail Cheap
Get your idea into the marketplace, and learn from customers
What's in It for Customers?
Be clear about what your product can do
Ideas To Grow On
Companies that give themselves more choices benefit in many ways
I Can See Clearly Now
When focus is sharp at the top, great results follow
One, Two, One, Two...
Exercising your way to better (business) health
A Perfect Brainstorm
The three-part equation that supercharges big-idea generation
The Customer Is Clueless
Truly innovative outfits give 'em what they don't know they want