Famed Entrepreneur on How to Solve Any Problem

We’re all dealing with unprecedented challenges, but for inventor and entrepreneur Doug Patton, problems are positive if you have the right tools to conquer them.

In his forthcoming book, Conquering the Chaos of Creativity: A Complete Guide to Creative Problem-Solving for Everyone, he opens up his creative toolbox for the first time, helping everyone—particularly business leaders—break down complex problems, gain creativity, and move past obstacles. Patton outlines his personal problem-solving plan, providing advice for overcoming mental blocks, breaking down problems, and unfurling your potential.

In this ExecuNet Master Class session, Patton will outline:

  • The starter toolkit executives can use to unlock their creative abilities
  • Failure as fuel: the importance of persistence and how getting it wrong can lead to getting it right
  • Tackling any problem in business and using problem-solving to better manage a team
  • How to tap into one’s passion day in and day out
  • Insights from working with the top creative minds at companies like Apple, Disney, and IBM
  • How to eliminate mental blocks and transcend failure


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Doug Patton is the author of Conquering the Chaos of Creativity. As the CEO of Patton Design, Patton is an esteemed industrial designer who was featured on the ABC show American Inventor. He has created over 300 products in 20 international market categories and has received over 150 patents and international design awards. Patton frequently works with companies like Apple, Microsoft, Disney, IBM, and Mercedes-Benz.

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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