Charlie Garland is Founder of InnovationInspiration.org, a research and development center that is curating stories of extraordinary innovators from around the world. He is also a board member of the Creative Education Foundation. In addition, Charlie is the President of The Innovation Outlet, an independent team of innovation and business strategy consultants; he is also a Senior Fellow of HITLAB @ Columbia University Medical Center. Charlie has developed an entire portfolio of innovation tools, methods, and logical models (Cognitive Buoyancy®, The Innovation Cube™, and more), working with business leaders to improve strategies, with doctors to reduce diagnostic errors, and with NASA to increase astronauts’ cognitive performance. He is also a certified practitioner of Polarity Thinking, a strategic construct for reframing and resolving chronic conflicts. Charlie earned his MBA from Tuck/Dartmouth and his BS in Engineering from WPI. He lives and works in New York City.