My unending gratitude goes to Len Kaplan for wisdom,
hard work, and dedication in developing Predictive
Innovation. It is the result of his life-long work, which he
has not received the credit nor reward he greatly deserves.
Thanks to my Grandmother Martha who, when I was 5 and
begged to learn how to read, taught me the system of
sounding out the letters. That insight started me on seeking
the system behind everything.
Also gratitude to my parents for allowing me the freedom to
pursue a real education without school. Without that
freedom I would never have gained the knowledge or
retained the sanity needed to produce anything of value.
Predictive Innovation incorporates discoveries from very
many people who refused to conform and looked for the
elegant system responsible for the amazing complexity of
the universe. I encourage you to explore their works to help
you expand your abilities with Predictive Innovation.
W. Edwards Deming, Statistical Process Control; Genrich
Altshuller, TRIZ; Fritz Zwicky, Morphological Analysis;
Claude Shannon, Information Theory; Alan Turing,
Computational Completeness; Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractals;
John Nash, Game Theory; Richard Bandler, Neuro-
Linguistic Programming (NLP); all my associates at Apple
and everyone else who contributed to Agile; and the entire
Open Source Community.