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Started own consulting company, Creative Think, in 1977 (Menlo Park, California) to stimulate creativity and innovation in business. Have worked with many, many clients around the world. ( )

Author of the best-selling creativity classic "A Whack on the Side of the Head, "A Kick in the Seat of the Pants," "Expect the Unexpected," and the popular "Creative Whack Pack" and "Innovative Whack Pack" card decks.

Latest product is the "Ball of Whacks" which is a set of 30 magnetic design blocks that act as a creative stimulant and mind freshener. "It's a heck of a lot of fun to play with." (

Earned Ph.D. from Stanford in "History of Ideas;" Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Ohio State (earned Scholar-Athlete Award and Presidential Scholarship Award).

Married with 2 grown children, and reside with wife, Wendy, near Palo Alto, California.


Masters swimming, reading history and science, movies, design, travel