About Alan & Dean

Alan G. Robinson
Author // Educator // Speaker // Consultant

Dr. Alan G. Robinson, the co-author of six books translated into more than 20 languages, helps companies produce more and better results.

His specialties include lean production, managing continuous improvement, creativity, ideas and innovation. He has advised more than 200 companies, including GE, Lucent Technologies, IKEA and Kraft.

Corporate Creativity, co-authored with Sam Stern, was named “Book of the Year” by the Academy of Human Resource Management.

His book Ideas Are Free, co-authored with Dean Schroeder, was based on a global study of more than 150 organizations in 17 countries. The book, featured on ABC World News and CNN Headline News, was named Reader’s Choice by Fast Company magazine and one of the 30 best business books of 2004 by Soundview Executive Books.

Dean M. Schroeder
Educator // Speaker // Consultant // Author

Dean M. Schroeder is an award-winning author, consultant and scholar widely respected for his work helping organizations improve management outcomes.

His best-selling book, Ideas Are Free, co-authored with Alan Robinson, was voted the Reader’s Choice by Fast Company magazine and selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year by Soundview Executive Books.

As a consultant and speaker, Dr. Schroeder has worked with many types of companies and organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

He has personally led organizational turn-around and transformation initiatives and has published more than 80 articles, for which he has received a number of awards, including two Shingo Prizes.

Dr. Schroeder has served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for five years. He is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of Management at Valparaiso University.