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Solid, Experienced, No-Nonsense Expert in Creativitiy & Innovation

Contact:Dr. Charles Prather
Mailing Address: 1704 Foxgrape Lane, ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, United States of America 21401
Phone:800-220-9375
FAX:410-571-9372
E-mail:charlie@bottomlineinnovation.com
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Your comfortable, interactive style and your humor made it easy and fun to be entertained and to learn from your presentation. [Nancy Suttenfield, Vice Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill]
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Bottom Line Innovation Associates, Inc.

Fields of Interest:

Creativity

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • Foundations of Creative Thinking
  • Developing Leaders of Innovation
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • KAI Creativity Style

Recent Engagements:

  • Univ of Int'l Bus & Econ (UIBE) Beijing China May 7-16 2004
  • NASA Glenn Research Center May 25 2004
  • MeadWestvaco June 9 & 10 2004
  • Framatome Erlangen Germany June 14-15 2004
  • National Science Foundation - NCSU June 24 2004
  • Milliken & Company June 29 2004
  • Univ of Maryland EMBA program July 9 2004.
Speaker 's Fees:$2501 to $5000
Length of presentation:30 min - 2 hours
Travels From:Baltimore, MD
Travel Limits:None
Target Audience:Any
Target Audience - Other:Meeting Planners
AV Requirements:Data Projector, Screen, Flip Chart
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Other:Business Class on flights > 6 hours

Biography:

Dr. Charles (“Charlie”) Prather is President of Bottom Line Innovation Associates, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland, helping organizations develop Innovation as a core competency. Many of the Fortune 100 are clients representing chemicals, consumer products, high tech, government, financial services, and other segments.
Charlie earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from N.C. State University, and served DuPont some 96 quarters in numerous R&D Management positions. Charlie was appointed Manager of the DuPont Center for Creativity & Innovation upon its formation and helped shape its direction and design its offerings. He has received training from some of the world's experts. He is guest lecturer at DePaul, and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School, and is on the Board of Directors of DePaul University's Ryan Creativity Center. Charlie is a frequent keynote speaker and conference presenter, authored magazine articles, and his book, Blueprints for Innovation, was published by The American Management Association.
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"Risk and Rewards", Vol 9, No.1, EXECUTIVE EXCELLENCE, January 1992.
"The Risk of Not Taking a Risk", Vol 2, No. 9, R&D INNOVATOR, September 1993.
"Building the Creative Organization", ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, pp 22-37,
Spring 1994.
"Creativity Style and Job Fit", C.I.O. MAGAZINE, pp 24-26, September 15, 1994.
"Innovation Teams, Part I. Member Styles", Vol 3, No. 11, R&D INNOVATOR,
November 1994.
"Innovation Teams, Part II. Member Interactions", Vol 3, No. 12, R&D INNOVATOR,
December 1994.
"Team Talent: Bringing Creativity on Board", SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, American
Management Association, May 1995.
“Increasing Innovation through Positive Taboos”, Vol 2, Issue 1, MINDPLAY, January 1995.
"Blueprints for Innovation", 1995, American Management Association, Membership
Publications Division, New York.
"How’s Your Climate for Innovation?" Vol 5, No.5, R&D INNOVATOR, May 1996.
“Risk-Taking and Innovation Performance” in Stanley S. Gryskiewicz “Discovering Creativity,”
1998 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, pp119-122.
“The Three Arenas of Innovation”, Vol 7, Issue 3, MINDPLAY, September 1999.
“Keeping Innovation Alive After the Consultants Leave,” RESEARCH/TECHNOLOGY
MANAGEMENT, Vol 43, No. 5, September-October 2000, pp 17-22
“Involve Everyone in The Innovation Process” RESEARCH/TECHNOLOGY
MANAGEMENT, Vol 45 No 5., September-October 2002.

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