Dirk & INNOVATE! Featured On C-Suite TV

Taryn Winter Bell Interviews Dirk About His Best Selling Book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times

Dirk's Research & Writing Is Creating A New Movement Of Innovation Throughout The $4 Trillion Wholesale-Distribution Industry

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Dirk Is Speaking Across The Country Catalyzing Company's In Their Quest To Get Better Faster

Business Owner, Speaker, Author, and Strategist Dirk Beveridge Helps Forward Thinking Businesses Create Their Future

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  • Andrew Berlin • Chairman and CEO • Berlin Packaging
    The efforts you've made in the industry are no less than spectacular. I don't know of any thought leader in distribution that has done the kind of work, the kind of research with the kind of passion and energy you have.
    Andrew Berlin • Chairman and CEO • Berlin Packaging
  • Julia Klein • Chairwoman • CH Briggs
    Dirk is one of the best thinkers -- and do-ers -- in the distribution industry. He's a guru who has shaken up how we learn and how we grow our companies by challenging old thinking and pushing his clients and friends to innovate. His high-energy engagement leaves new thinking and a trail of success wherever he goes.
    Julia Klein • Chairwoman • CH Briggs
  • William Taylor • Co-Founder Fast Company Magazine • Author of Practically Radical
    Every field has its rabble rousers, change agents, thought leaders - people with the wisdom to understand the past, and the creativity to conjure up a new vision for the future. In the field of wholesale distribution, Dirk Beveridge is that thought leader.
    William Taylor • Co-Founder Fast Company Magazine • Author of Practically Radical

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Dirk's Current Research Projects

Dirk and his team are continuing to research and identify the strategies that will propel your business to create a relevant and sustainable future.

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Dirk and his team are currently engaged with the National Association of Electrical Distributors' Research Foundation's Channel Advantage Partnership to define the new manufacturer/distributor partnership in an age of rapid innovation and digital information.

 

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A new weekly+ podcast series where Dirk interviews distribution CEO's who are innovating and changing the way business is done.  The Innovative Distributor® framework serves as the context for each CEO series of five podcast episodes.  Periodically Dirk will have a conversation with other innovators and leaders and share these as standalone episodes.

  • Victor R. Jury, Jr. • CEO • Summit Electric Supply Company
    Dirk presents a compelling case for the need of the distributor to consider its business model and actively pursue a deliberate process of reinvention that will help ensure viability and vitality of their business for the future. He gives solid examples of what to do and how to do it, and a roadmap to reimagine our business model and value proposition. I highly recommend this book and it has been added to the required reading list at Summit.
    Victor R. Jury, Jr. • CEO • Summit Electric Supply Company
  • Admiral James Stavridis • USN (Ret) former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO • Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
    At the heart of any healthy industry is innovation - - the ability to change as circumstances dictate with agility and intelligence. In INNOVATE! Dirk provides a roadmap for creating innovation. This is an instant classic, and has wide applicability not only in the complex world of distribution, but in the widest sense.
    Admiral James Stavridis • USN (Ret) former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO • Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
  • L.T. Gibson • CEO • US LBM Holdings
    Simply put, Dirk gets it! Being a leader of today's distribution businesses isn't just about managing for today's results. It's about motivating and innovating to get the most out of your people and the rapidly changing landscape. This is a must read for anyone who wants to remain or become an effective leader in our industry.
    L.T. Gibson • CEO • US LBM Holdings
  • Gary Shapiro • President and CEO • Consumer Electronics Association
    In INNOVATE! Beveridge, with captivating, self-effacing style, outlines a path for distributors to remain relevant in this era of disruption. The important and neglected topics he covers are a must-read for all employees within distribution and their supply chain partners. Beveridge's new voice advances the innovation conversation with passion and conviction that will spark a renewed energy for change and an optimistic outlook for your company's future.
    Gary Shapiro • President and CEO • Consumer Electronics Association
  • Chris Brown • CEO • Wiedenbach-Brown Company
    Dirk nails it! Innovation is no longer just a buzzword or a luxury. Innovation today is a business necessity and a key strategy to survive and thrive. With INNOVATE! Dirk gives a not so subtle nudge that you can't wait to begin your innovation journey while showing you how to start.
    Chris Brown • CEO • Wiedenbach-Brown Company
  • Saul Kaplan • Founder and Chief Catalyst • Business Innovation Factory
    INNOVATE! is a must read for anyone in the distribution business who wants to remain relevant in the 21st century. No supply chain is immune from the disruptive forces of a networked world. Dirk nails it and is bringing actionable innovation wisdom to distributors everywhere.
    Saul Kaplan • Founder and Chief Catalyst • Business Innovation Factory
  • Ranga Bodla • Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead • NetSuite
    INNOVATE! is a must-read for any distribution executive. Wholesalers and distributors are facing the perfect storm for mass disruption in the wholesale distribution marketplace, and the only way to weather the storm is with innovation. Innovation is critical to transforming distribution companies and ensuring their long-term success. Concise and easy-to-read this book is filled with great ideas on how to drive innovation in your distribution business.
    Ranga Bodla • Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead • NetSuite
  • Ron Ashkenas • Senior Partner • Schaffer Consulting
    This is simply not a book about wholesale distribution; nor is it a book about innovation alone. Rather this is a book about leadership - and what it takes to transform a company, and an industry that is under siege. Drawing from dozens of case examples, Beveridge provides the kind of practical advice, guidance, and wisdom that's hard for leaders to find these days. So if you need to get your company moving, INNOVATE! will help you get started.
    Ron Ashkenas • Senior Partner • Schaffer Consulting
  • Scott Costa • Publisher • tED Magazine
    Anyone who needs to re-charge their batteries should read this book. It is a guarantee to get you to rally your troops and begin innovating immediately.
    Scott Costa • Publisher • tED Magazine

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