Hi, I'm Dan

I'm the author of PUNK (2023), LIFT (2019), The Simplicity Cycle (2015/2022), and F.I.R.E. (2014).   Prior to my current gig as an author and innovation catalyst at the MITRE corporation, I served for more than 20 years as an acquisition officer in the US Air Force, where I specialized in leading high-speed, low-cost technology development programs and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
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Prompts & Provocations for Authentic Innovations

My latest book PUNK explores the intersection of punk rock and innovation. It takes a deep but lighthearted look at the punk scene and presents the reader with a steady beat of crucial questions and compelling invitations to Be More Punk.


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Audiobook Sample on SoundCloud – full Audiobook coming soon

Free Excerpt: Chapter 7 – Just Punk Enough

Keynote Presentations

I am available for a limited number of speaking engagements and conference events, to talk about innovation, creativity, and leadership. Check out the Speaking page for more details.