Speaker, author, actor, thought leader, manager and college teacher – Rob Duncan has done it all. Rob’s career spans several decades as a management consultant, college teacher, senior manager and professional speaker. Duncan holds a BA in Economics, an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Leadership in the area of social networking and collaborative innovation.
A self-styled “innovation catalyst”, Rob Duncan is able to draw on his background in market research, competitive intelligence, management consulting, online social networks, commercialization and leadership to help businesses — and the people who work in them — get to the next level.
Rob’s career spans both the private and public sector and includes such notable organizations as Accenture, TD Bank, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In his most recent role, Rob led the creation of a new Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, pulling together a multi-million dollar financing package, and building an effective team of business and innovation professionals to assist entrepreneurs in reaching the critical point of early traction, and getting past the infamous “valley of death.”
Rob is the author of the books “Haul Away! Teambuilding Lessons from a Voyage around Cape Horn” and “Competitive Intelligence: Fast, Cheap and Ethical”, which was selected as one of the best business books of 2008. He is also co-author of “Improv to Improve your Business: Using the principles of improvisation to foster communication, creativity and innovation” published in 2011.
Whether describing his adventures in teambuilding gleaned from sailing on a tall ship around Cape Horn in forty-foot seas, or imparting timely and actionable information that audiences can immediately put to use, Rob has been delighting speaking audiences the world over, from Beijing to Chennai, from Orlando to Whistler. Drawing on his professional theatre training, Rob is a genuine and enthusiastic speaker who leaves the crowd stimulated, thoughtful and entertained. For your next event, contact Rob for a speaking experience that will leave your troops inspired, uplifted and informed!