“When it comes to helping small and large companies innovate and generate multi-million dollar profit ideas, Gerald Haman isn’t just world-class, he is in a class all his own.”

Since 1989, more than 200 FORTUNE 500 companies, and over 100,000 people from over 100 countries have benefited from Gerald “Solutionman” Haman’s KnowBrainer.

The following testimonials and endorsements are from extremely satisfied customers, repeat clients and raving fans of the KnowBrainer.

As you read them, you will surely realize that putting KnowBrainer to work for you is the wisest decision you can possibly make given today’s economic uncertainty and global competitive environment. With our proven “in the trenches” KnowBrainer innovation system, now anyone can be innovative.

Leverage The Mind…

“If you are looking for a creativity tool that is powerful, portable, and low tech, then you ought to check out the KnowBrainer… This tool does an excellent job of leveraging the mind’s capabilities of association to a major advantage.

It may look like a simple tool, but don’t let the KnowBrainer’s low-tech “interface” fool you. This is one powerful and easy to use idea generation tool.”  See Review

- Chuck Frey, Innovation Tools

Most Valuable…

“The KnowBrainer (which I use every week) made for one of the most valuable training sessions in which I have participated. Our team generated well over a 1000 ideas.”

- Kevin Lawrence, Director of Information Insights, American Express

Revolutionized All My Endeavors…

The KnowBrainer tool is invaluable. Understanding how to use this tool has revolutionized my approach to all of my business and personal endeavors.”

- Janice Shokrian, EVP, DemingHill

Smaller Is Better…

“Size Matters; in this case, smaller is better. The KnowBrainer is a Napsterized version of Haman’s knowledge. Using it day to day, doesn’t require a $150 per hour consultant.” See Write-Up In Creating Customer Evangelists

- Ben McConnell & Jackie Huba, Authors, Creating Customer Evangelists

Head Start…

“The KnowBrainer is a power tool that gives your brain a head start.”

 - Civil Service College, Singapore

Made It Easy…

 “The KnowBrainer tool has made it easy for our internal and international trainers to foster more creativity and innovation in our company throughout the world.”

- Andy Hines, formerly with Dow Chemical & Kellogg’s, author of Thinking About the Future

Whole Brain Process…

“The KnowBrainer is definitely more than a brainstorming tool. It’s a whole brain process that follows an idea through to implementation. This just scratches the surface of what’s available in this small portable innovator.”

- Marcy Nelson-Garrison, Choice Magazine for Coaches

I Never Leave Without It…

“The tool that has been indispensable has been the KnowBrainer from SolutionPeople. They call it an ‘accelerated innovation tool’ but I call it my project meeting lifeline.

I never leave for a meeting without it. I take most of my probing questions from it, and I evaluate most of my solutions against it.

It’s been my ‘secret weapon’ for coming up with creative ideas for the better part of a decade. I own 3 of these, and NEVER leave home without one in my computer bag. The KnowBrainer is simply the most effective creative brainstorming tool I’ve ever used. It’s worth every penny.”

- Dana VanDen Heuvel, MarketingSavant.com

Numerous Brainstorms…

“Using the KnowBrainer tool as a guide, I have led numerous brainstorms on dozens of client projects. It will equip anyone facing a challenge to tackle it in a way that yields the best results and pulls from the far-reaching corners of their creativity and experience.”

- Tim Dyer, Creative Director, GMR Marketing

Brilliant New Initiatives…

The creation of the Know-Brainer, for example, sounds simple, yet from this basic tool we’ve worked out brilliant new initiatives for our companies that hadn’t existed before.

- Robert Jordan, President, Red Flash

It’s Addictive…

“The KnowBrainer tool and techniques make thinking and problem solving fun and charming again, as it was in our youth… It’s addictive!”

- Jerry Meyerhoff, Distinguished Engineer formerly with Motorola

Designed For Implementation…

“The KnowBrainer is more than an innovation tool; it’s a catalyst to zoom ideas into action. The KnowBrainer tool teaches a four-stage process for making innovation happen from identifying needs to generating ideas to assessing solutions, and to putting plans into action.

The beauty of the KnowBrainer tool is at every innovation stage, the tool asks you focused questions designed to better create, shape, evaluate, and activate the idea(s) for implementation.”

- John Moore, Brand Autopsy, formerly with Starbucks & Whole Foods

Achieve Immediate Results…

“Gerald is the most knowledgeable individual I know in the field of problem solving. His “KnowBrainer” tool is truly effective, achieving immediate results. I would certainly recommend it to anyone seeking brainstorming methodology.”

- Tom Aitken, President, Novus Resource

Great Ideas…

“I woke up this morning around 4am with some great ideas. The KnowBrainer works!”

- Jim Waszak, Performance Improvement Specialist

Focus On The Issue At Hand…

“I found the KnowBrainer is a useful tool to organize thinking around the four key stages of the innovation process. It also provides a series of questions which can help focus your thinking on the issue at hand. And to stimulate your mind it provides a list of nouns and verbs to jumpstart your ideas.”

- Bill Burnett, Partner, Tailwind Discovery Group

Excellent…

“The KnowBrainer is excellent, effective and practical. A+ across the board!

- Mark Pufundt, Chairman, Chicago Institute for Management Studies

Channel Your Thinking…

“The KnowBrainer tool is a palm-sized set of symbols and icons that channel your thinking into great solutions.”

- Entrepreneur.com

Very Helpful…

“I found the “KnowBrainer” tool very helpful to consider different aspects in the thought process.

- Richard Ziegler, Sales Manager, Continental Automotive in Germany

Recommend to Anyone…

“I recommend the KnowBrainer Innovation tool to anyone who is interested in finding solutions in their personal or business life!”

- Nathan Kievman, CEO, DemingHill

Truly helped…

“I use the KnowBrainer tool to enhance my brainstorming. It truly helped me get past this recent brick wall and I can see how I continue to use it.”

- Joshua Gutstein, Companions for Seniors

Move Beyond The Wall…

“The KnowBrainer tool deftly allows a group to move beyond the ‘wall’ that is sometimes experienced during the creative/brainstorming process.”

- Dae Markus, Project Manager, Kronos

Most Effective…

“KnowBrainer tool is one of the easiest and most effective tools out there to use in the brainstorming process.”

- Mike Thompson Phd., President/CEO, Interlude Coaching

Many Ah-Ha Moments…

“I’ve had many ah -ha moments in using the KnowBrainer and have taught KnowBrainer techniques to my staff and colleagues.”

- Lynn Hazan, Owner, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Deceptively Simple…

“The KnowBrainer is a deceptively simple tool to jump start and streamline the Innovation process from Investigation to Creation to Evaluation to Action. Gerald’s work is top-notch!”

- Christine Limb, President, Corporate Search & Solutions

Simple Yet Effective…

“Gerald helped our newly created team at American Express to think about our values, vision and mission innovatively using the amazingly simple yet effective KnowBrainer.”

- Jenny Ta, Program & Strategy Manager, American Express

Everyone Needs…

Everyone needs Gerald’s KnowBrainer workshop!”

- Jane Mall, Director of Corporate Relations, Northern Illinois University

Excellent Guide…

“The KnowBrainer tool is an excellent guide to be used while having brainstorm sessions, working on an issue, developing new ideas or products, etc.”

- Luis Alberto Godinez, Senior Operations Manager, Continental Automotive

This Is It…

“The KnowBrainer tool has given us a fresh way to focus on our challenges and to quickly break through “stuck” thinking. If you were to invest time in one area that would help your companies grow and compete - this would be it.

- Dana Montenegro, President, Seriously Creative, formerly with Red Bull

A Valuable Tool…

With a valuable tool such as The KnowBrainer, you have a solution toolbox that fits in the palm of your hand.”

- Carla McConkey, President, Design Realign

Brilliantly Simple…

“The KnowBrainer tool pulls ideas and solutions out of the recesses of your brain quickly and effortlessly. In fact, research has shown it is 500% more effective than other common brainstorming methods.”

- Joshua Long, CEO, Enlightened Solutions

Expert in Innovation…

“Gerald is an expert in the field of creativity and innovation. His KnowBrainer tool is second to none.

- Tracy Laverty, Owner, Laverty Consulting

Powerful New Ideas…

We found the KnowBrainer to be powerful at bringing new ideas and insights to the forefront quickly and keeping us focused and engaged all day, which is key when dealing with a large group of creative people with other things on their minds.”

- Rene Huey-Lipton, Vice President, GSD&M Advertising

Methods Are Outstanding…

“The KnowBrainer methods for creative generation are outstanding, and I have always received worthwhile results.”

- Jaclene Tetzlaff, Vice President Marketing, Comcast Sports Network

Very Impressed…

“After working many years with product innovation and development of generations of products I’m very impressed with the KnowBrainer. It really makes sense, is easy to understand and it increases anybody’s chances to succeed.”

- Tommy Fristedt, Senior Consultant, Fristedts

Limitless Methods…

 “The KnowBrainer and its seemingly limitless methods and supporting worksheets make it so you have to “try to fail” with his strategies.”

- Ed Levy, President, EdVentures Promotions

Amazing To Use…

 “I worked with Gerald’s tool “The KnowBrainer” card set before I ever met Gerald, which is so long ago I don’t want to admit it. The tool was and still is amazing to use for group dynamics and creating ideas.”

- Mary Kay Gaspar Laurent, Founder, Management Solution Strategies

Impressed With Results…

“I used the KnowBrainer tool to resolve a situation on my plane trip home and was impressed with how complete my results were.”

- Theresa Kinney, Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

Can’t Be Beat…

“The KnowBrainer tool can’t be beat.

- Kent Blumberg, Business and Effectiveness Coach

Structure and Flexibility…

The KnowBrainer is my favorite power tool. It’s a compact-sized collection of hundreds of people’s perspectives that I can tap into anywhere and anytime I need to drill down on a problem.

Engineers like structure, efficiency and results but still need the ability to be creative. SolutionPeople’s methods and tools are perfect fit — providing the structure of an efficient process with the flexibility of brain-stimulating creative exercises geared to results.”

– Corinne Miller, Director, Engineering Learning & Development, Motorola

A 10 Year Old Can Do It…

“My 10-year-old daughter found the KnowBrainer tool and came to me to point out that it was “crazy” and didn’t make any sense. I explained to her what it was and asked, well…made her (remember she’s 10) go through an example of how to use it. 

After about 2 minutes of using a few of KnowBrainer’s pictures and words as stimulus, she generated 15 new thoughts of which we related 8 to her goal. Her goal was come up with an idea for an invention to make for her school invention convention, and she ended up with 2 of which she got very excited about.

As I started to point out how easily this “crazy” tool generated several great ideas, her face turned red because she knew she had complained about it and turned it down before giving it a chance to bring value to her needs.

Don’t make the same mistake. If one 10-year-old child can come up with 8 valuable ideas in 2 minutes, I’m sure your employees can come up with hundreds.”

- David Damico, Director of Ergonomics, Hospital Corporation of America

Cutting Edge Innovation…

“Gerald Haman & SolutionPeople are on the cutting edge of innovation education. No matter what your problems, his team can find creative and actionable solutions. He is an outstanding and dynamic speaker, and one of the world’s top brainstorming authorities. His creativity and enthusiasm are unbounded and contagious. He is a gifted teacher, insightful expert, and skilled facilitator. I highly recommend his training services and the KnowBrainer!

- Rob Kozinets, former Marketing Professor, Northwestern Univesity/Kellog, currently at York University Schulich School of Business