About Darin Eich

Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is also the president and co-founder of InnovationLearning.org and BrainReactions. Darin gives keynote speeches, offers innovative workshops and online programs, and can help your institution facilitate, create, and develop innovation & leadership development experiences. Email darin@darineich.com to get in touch.

Solar Freakin’ Roadways: Communicating and Applying a New Technology

The “solar freakin’ roadways” video is making it’s way around social media. The video has over 6 million views. People are excited about the idea. What I like best about the video is that they do a good job of communicating … Continue reading

It’s Grow Time!

It’s spring… grow time. The birds are returning to Madison, Wisconsin. The snow is melting, and I have added about 5 new hobbies this past week. They include: Using eBay to identify the best value in Greek coins. Bidding, winning, … Continue reading

New Guide Released for Programs: Innovation Step-by-Step

After teaching and refining my innovation system for years, I am happy to release the pdf version of my new book: Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Systematically Create & Develop Ideas for Any Challenge. Innovation is a high value process. People … Continue reading

Visualize Your Innovative Future

Innovation inspires motivation! Innovation is a motivator to take action. We love to come up with that new idea.  We love to figure out how to do something better, or solve a problem.  We love to take these opportunities and … Continue reading

Why Innovate? Respond to Change Naturally.

Responding to Change In many cases, we need to innovate because we must respond to some kind of change. This change could be something we perceive as bad and we want to fix.  It could be something we don’t know … Continue reading

The Innovation System: 7 Steps to Developing Innovative Ideas

To successfully innovate and develop our ideas to high-impact levels, we need to approach it with systems thinking and go through stages. After working on innovation projects with a lot of organizations and institutions; reading many books, articles, and blogs; … Continue reading

Innovating the Keynote Speech: A New Experimental Higher Impact Approach

A Different Kind of Keynote Speech “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin I’m experimenting with innovating the way opening or keynote speeches happen at events to have a … Continue reading

Blogging and the Future of Higher Ed

What is important in higher ed right now? Recently, we have been working to really think about what is important in higher education right now.  For the last few months, we’ve been looking at various aspects of higher ed as … Continue reading