Skip to main content

Ken Tencer

Ken Tencer
CEO, Spyder Works

Ken Tencer is the CEO of Spyder Works and co-developer of The 90% Rule, a success-tested innovation process that enables businesses of all sizes to identify, filter and implement growth opportunities. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his monthly column for The Globe & Mail.

He is the co-author of two books on innovation — The 90% Rule and the newly released Cause a Disturbance (Morgan James Publishing) which are being avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Business journalists with leading publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness and power of these important works. Cause a Disturbance is also a workshop and an inspiring keynote experience.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and a Masters of Science in International Management from Boston University from its campus in Brussels, Belgium. Ken has also received a joint certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, for the small and medium-sized enterprises Board Effectiveness Program. He has sat on a number of for profit and not-for-profit Boards, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Business Innovation.

Latest articles
Halifax’s Springboard program turns academics into entrepreneurs Ken Tencer
Springboard
To become truly innovative, Canadians need to become better at thinking creatively Ken Tencer
Getty Images/iStockphoto
How a hackathon can encourage your employees to innovate Ken Tencer
Getty Images/iStockphoto
Watching the Women’s March reminded me of my business’s core values
AP
Getting your product to market quickly isn’t always the best strategy Ken Tencer
AP
Companies built on customer needs are all too rare Ken Tencer
Getty Images/iStockphoto
Is online shopping on the wane? Ken Tencer
A novel way to solve the business succession crisis Ken Tencer
Getty Images/iStockphoto
When you have trouble making a business decision Ken Tencer
Why you need to be selling your company every day Ken Tencer
Why getting in touch with your 'feminine side' is good for business Ken Tencer
Will corporate intrapreneurs put entrepreneurs out of a job? Ken Tencer
Bloomberg
It's never okay to be 'just okay' at your job Ken Tencer
Isn't it time to start thinking outside the cliche? Ken Tencer
Three simple rules for succeeding in business Ken Tencer
Ken Tencer
Putting people into a room together doesn't make them a team Ken Tencer
The twist-off beer cap and nine other simple innovations that surprise and delight Ken Tencer