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Why Didn’t I THINK of That? The power of Ideas at Work! By Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey

Why Didn't I 'THINK' of That?
The creative power of Ideas at Work!
7th edition

"I submit that creativity will never be a science - in fact, much of it will always be a mystery, as much of a mystery as 'what makes the heart tick?' At the same time, I submit that creativity is an art - an applied art, a workable art, a learnable art - an art in which all of us can make ourselves more and more proficient, if we will." - Alex Osborn

Working with leaders and their teams to creatively engage their inner genius; to challenge them to stretch and to profitably grow their careers and organizations.

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Your ability to remain competitive draws from your ability to solve your client’s or organization's problems. Apply specific ideas, creative tips, techniques and innovative problem-solving models for business and personal success. Begin tapping into your creative genius. Discover new styles of applied idea generation. Explore new management and creativity tools and innovative ideas for your business or organization.

View problems as opportunities to grow and change the way you live or do business. Set and apply 'workable' ideas and strategies for success for your career or organization. Observation combined with application provides an innovative foundation for growth in any field. Become the creative catalyst needed for change in your career and organization’s success. Creating and inventing the future – Ideas At Work!

Interactive, idea-rich program is based on “Why Didn’t I THINK of That?” by Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey – Order your personal copy now!

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Keynote or general session: 45-60 minutes
Breakout/concurrent sessions: up to 2 hours
Workshops: half day up to 3.25 hours, full day up to 6.5 hours
Series: We can create multiple day programs on request


• To change the way your people view, and deal with the normal challenges and obstacles of everyday business.
• To help them tap their innate creativity.
• To teach them some new effective problem solving techniques, which will assist them in being more effective and fulfilled on the job and in life.


Work smarter, with increased effectiveness, creativity and problem solving ability.

WHAT AUDIENCES LEARN (topics available - customized for each client):

  • Explore new styles of applied problem solving.
  • Enhanced new management and creativity tools for your business and organization.
  • See problems as opportunities to grow, to stretch, and to change the way you live or do business.
  • Set and apply ‘workable’ strategies for success for your career or organization.
  • Harness the power of your own ‘think tank’ to reach your goals, analyze problems and brainstorm solutions.
  • Brainstorming for fun and profit -- leverage the thinking power of joint minds.
  • Acquire a toolbox of problem solving models to choose from when faced with a challenge.
  • Explore new creative models to give your career or organization the competitive edge you need in this increasingly global market.
  • Looking past the ‘right’ answer for the optimum solution.
  • Harness new analytical skills to break down goals and challenges to manageable segments.
  • Acquire confidence in accepting the challenges in today’s business climate built on increased skills and tools, to help overcome those challenges.


Bob "Idea Man" Hooey is a charismatic, confident seminar leader and corporate trainer, teaching real life principles personally mined from 29 years of rich experience. Bob's humorous, conversational, and sometimes-provocative style continues to inspire and challenge North American audiences.

Bob is a motivational leadership, business and association keynote speaker, author of 30 plus books and publications; as well as a frequent contributor to North American consumer, corporate, association, on-line and trade publications. He has earned international recognition for his professionalism in public speaking and became the 48th person in the world to earn Toastmasters’ coveted professional level Accredited Speaker Designation.


Conversational lecturettes, humor, entertaining personal stories and specific how-to examples, props and audio-visuals, interactive discussion, group and individual exercises. The mix depends on your goals for the program. The amount of group involvement varies, but can expand with larger groups with specific exercises to reinforce the learning points.


  • So You Have a Problem - That's Great!
  • Tapping Your Inner Genius
  • Creativity and the Consumer - Secrets of Sales Success!
  • Strategic Planning for Fun and Profit
  • Problem Solving 101


Bob's Affiliations:

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
Professional Member
Charter member '97
CAPS National Director

Global Speakers Federation
Professional Member
Charter member '97

National Speakers Association

Toastmasters International
Member since 1991
Brand Ambassador

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