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Richard Fobes has done work for a spectrum of high-tech, engineering, and scientific organizations, including:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • RadiSys
  • Magni
  • Epson
  • Sparcom
  • Pixelworks
  • Etec Systems (now part of Applied Materials)
  • [Unnamed major chipmaker]
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chemical Engineering Department at
    Oregon State University
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research


Excellent work, Richard!  You are always very professional in your dealings with the software developers, reliable in delivering projects on time, and produce quality work.
Everybody loves the website content you created.
You always deliver ... on schedule, and your continuing professionalism should serve as a model for others.
Your unusual combination of persistence, attention to detail, and dedication to getting it right has paid off in an excellent [document].
Richard has my highest regard, both as a creative multimedia interface designer and a person who is a pleasure to work with.

Reviews of The Creative Problem Solver's Toolbox

I absolutely love this book.   As I read it, I keep thinking, “Why doesn't the rest of the world know about this book?!”  I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to drastically increase their ability to create solutions to all kinds of problems.   Creative problem solving is my passion, and I was a skilled problem-solver even before I bought this book, yet it's taken my problem-solving abilities to an even higher level.

Phil Hamilton, President of Hamilton Business Group, Inc.

[This book] has revitalized my outlook on problem solving.  I have gained a renewed energy from this book and it has created a fun environment from which I now look forward to each new problem with confidence.

Ken Myers, Transportation Consultant Services

An excellent primer if you want to revv up and sharpen your problem-solving abilities.  It's really a toolbox.  You can't go to the office without it!

Say Keng Lee

The book is subtitled A Complete Course in the Art of Creating Solutions to Problems of Any Kind and it certainly lives up to that billing.  This is a book you should have in your reference library.  ...  He uses lots of examples and exercises on a variety of real world problems.  ...  [The radial outline] tool can be used by an individual or group and yields better results than brainstorming.

Pat Bremkamp, creativity consultant

If you want Richard Fobes providing your engineers with technical innovations on demand, call us at: 503.799.5739

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