About the Author
Chic Thompsons passion is inspiring executives, MBA students and children to be curious first
critical second while problem solving. He is president of Creative Management Group and is an adjunct faculty member at:
The University of Virginias Darden Business School
The YPO University (Young Presidents Organization)
The FBI Academy
Accentures Center for Professional Education
The Federal Executive Institute
Chics first book, What a Great Idea!, published by HarperCollins, was a main selection of the Executive Book Club and is also published in Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish. In 2001, Harvard Business School released a case study on the speaking career of Chic Thompson entitled "What a Great Idea®."
Chics second book, "Yes, But..." is a guide to overcoming the bureaucratic language that stifles continuous innovation.
Chic received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and his Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He then worked in new product development and marketing for:
W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore-Tex®)
Johnson & Johnson
During the last 20 years, Chic has given over 2500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tom Peters and Stephen Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City.