Predictive Innovation: Core Skills

Predictive Innovation: Core Skills

Predictive Innovation: Core Skill Front CoverTable of Contents


Suggestion: Read Problem Solving first, then continue from the beginning of the book.


  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Why you need Predictive Innovation®
    • Old Way
    • New Approach: Predictive Innovation®
    • Benefits
    • Ways to use Predictive Innovation
    • Core Skills
    • What
    • How
    • When
    • Where
    • Who
    • Why
    • Get Started
  3. Overview
    • What, How, and Doing it
  4. What is Innovation
    • Ideal Product
  5. Prerequisites
    • Functional Distinctions
    • Multidimensional Thinking
    • Complexity and Fractals
    • Time
    • Logic
    • Standard Units of Measure
    • Exercise
  6. Dimensions of Predictive Innovation
    • Actors
    • Desires
    • Scenarios
    • Outcomes
    • Elements
    • Alternatives
    • Innovation Process
    • Exercise
  7. Basics of Predictive Innovation
    • Outcomes
    • 7-Elements
    • 15-Alternatives
  8. Alternatives
    • Ways to Use the Alternatives Grid
    • Scales
    • Directions
    • Direct
    • Indirect
    • Stable
    • Make Stable
    • Return to Stable
    • Time and Alternatives
    • Combining Scales and Directions
    • Example: Paint Sticks to Surface
  9. Outcomes
    • Categories of States
    • Outcome Diagram
    • Exercise
  10. Converting Desires into Outcomes
    • Emerging Expectations
    • More on Outcomes
  11. Components, Functions, and Outcomes
    • Product and Process Improvement
    • Complimentary Products
    • Exercise
  12. Primary Elements
    • Bicycle Examples
    • Chunking
  13. Elements
    • Object
    • Begin State
    • End State
    • Action
    • Tools
    • Conditions
    • Resources
    • Element Expansion
    • Summary of Element Expansion
    • Element Example: Cookies
    • Choose Object
    • Define Desired End States
    • Next Step
    • Exercise
  14. Multiplying Alternatives
    • Exercise
  15. Universal User Process
    • Decide to Begin
    • Gather Materials
    • Prepare Materials
    • Confirm It’s Ready
    • Do It
    • Monitor Progress
    • Make Adjustments
    • Conclude
  16. Problem Solving
    • Solving the Unsolvable
    • Dilemma
    • Assumptions
    • Generalizations
    • Inversion
    • Exercise
  17. Example: Learning a Skill
    • Elements
    • Alternatives
  18. Example: Bicycle
    • Functions
    • Elements
    • Components
  19. Combinations
  20. Innovation Quotient
  21. Predicting
    • Predicting Process
    • 1. Diagram Outcomes
    • 2. Ideal States
    • 3. Functionally Distinct Steps
    • 4. Map Steps Covering the Idea Space
    • Under-served Outcomes
    • Breakthrough vs. Incremental Innovation
  22. Summary
    • Next Step
  23. Glossary

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