1. Introduction to the Book; Part I. Innovation Design and Execution: 2. Introduction to The Innovation Pyramid; 3. Level 1. Problem Identification; 4. Level 2. Solution Formulation; 5. Level 3. Plan; 6. Level 4. Perform; 7. Systematic Pyramid Review; Part II. The Diverge-Organize-Converge (DOC) Process: 8. DOC Overview; 9. Diverge; 10. Organize; 11. Converge; 12. Book Summary; Appendix A. Interviewing For Insight & Persona Development; Appendix B. Divergent Thinking Prompts.
Provides an original methodology for innovating and creating solutions to critical and complex problems.
Timothy L. Faley is the Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Special Assistant to the University President, at the University of the Virgin Islands. His other books include The Entrepreneurial Arch (Cambridge, 2015).
The Innovation Pyramid clarifies the true meaning of innovation and
dispels many popular misconceptions. It is not only a great
resource for practitioners trying to innovate but also for
executives trying to embed innovation capabilities in their
organization. Ravi Shanker, Global Business Advisor, The Dow
Faley provides a definitive process to achieve success, laid out in a manner to ensure such a result. The examples provided help put a complex process in context. We can now all be successful innovators guided by his insights. Richard Warburg, Partner, New Ventures Funds
Between 1870 and 1970 America had one of the greatest periods of economic growth in all recorded history. The reason was the vast number of innovations including electricity, the automobile, telephone, sewer, electric refrigerator, antiseptic surgery, x-rays, antibiotics and running water. Since then, both economic growth and productivity have been disappointing. America desperately needs transformative technologies like the 1870-1970 period. Dr. Tim Faley, one of the world's experts on innovation, tells us how to do it in a book which is a must read for everyone who cares about America's future. Kiril Sokolof, Chairman & Founder, 13D Global Strategy & Research