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Ken Tencer
ContributorCEO, Spyder WorksToronto, Canada

Ken Tencer is a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail. He 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.

Ken is the co-author of two books about innovation, The 90% Rule and Cause a Disturbance. He 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 served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Business Innovation.


Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.), Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Masters of Science in International Management, Boston University

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