Richard Ogle is an entrepreneur, veteran consultant, and educator and senior associate specializing in innovation with the consulting company Enterprise Design. Previously, he was on the faculty of the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College, CA, where he taught in the Executive MBA Program. He also taught for nine years at the University of California, Davis and at the University of Essex (UK).
Richard also held positions as Vice President of CommenSense, Inc., where he helped to develop Initiative, a Lotus Notes-based project management tool, and Director of Linguistic Technologies at Competition Technologies Corporation, Los Gatos, CA. His consulting clients have included Simon and Schuster, The Discovery Channel, EPRI, Pfizer, Charter Media, Software USA, Wells Fargo Nikko, Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, SportsMind, Cargill Fertilizer, Newfield Associates, The Axelrod Group, Kaiser Permanente, and the United Religions Initiative. He has designed innovative communications software for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), QDM and Pfizer. His current research and consulting activities focus on the relations between creative thinking, innovation, and knowledge management in entrepreneurial business organizations.
He was closely associated for many years with Dr. Fernando Flores, who pioneered the development of innovative systems of thinking for application to the business world. He collaborated with Flores and Terry Winograd of Stanford University in the writing of their groundbreaking book, Understanding Computers and Cognition.
Richard’s publications and research papers include articles on breakthrough innovation, organizational communication, linguistics, and bioethics. His book, The Mind Out There was published by Harvard Business School Press.