Mike Dalton was my guest on the Business901 podcast . Mike is the founder of Guided Innovation Group, whose simple mission is helping companies turn their new product innovation into bottom-line impact. The Guided Innovation System™ , their unique TOC-based approach to rapid innovation improvement is helping companies slash time to market in half and nearly double new product profits.
Mike’s new product innovation experience started with over 24 years of executive management leadership at the SC Johnson family of companies, the multi-billion dollar, privately held consumer and industrial products multinational. He has grown new and existing businesses as a general manager and in marketing, business development, and manufacturing leadership roles. He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago and a degree in chemical engineering and energy technology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He’s a regular speaker for executive groups and trade associations and has spoken on open innovation strategies at the National Academy of Sciences. Mike lives in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin with his wife, Carol, and their rescue pitbull terrier.
His new book, Simplifying Innovation, is the first to apply the Theory of Constraints for high leverage innovation improvement. You can learn how to get more impact from your innovation by visiting the Guided Innovation website or visiting Mike’s blog for a wide array of reports and other free innovation resources.
Podcast 1: TOC in Innovation
Podcast 2: Customer Value Lens
Podcast 3: Alliances and Innovation Tools