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THE RECOMMENDED DESIGN WARFARE READING LIST

Gives an outlet to apply all garnered knowledge in a formatted deliberate exercise. Great for demonstrating agile mindset and design thinking in new groups such as ALS, NCOA, FTAC, CGOC, or any peer group setting.  

The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.

Why are Spark Cells/innovators important? Loonshots covers a brief history of innovative companies and  defines different types of techniques utilized or miss-used

How and why project-based learning is an effective teaching tool. Through personal stories and hard-earned lessons from Summit’s exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Tavenner shares the Summit model’s learning philosophies and offers a blueprint for any parent who wants to stop worrying about their children’s future—and starts helping them prepare for it.

When innovation is properly utilized within the DOD. Displays struggles and success to empower members to answer Why they should innovate. The Kill Chain offers hope and, ultimately, insights on how America can apply advanced technologies to prevent war, deter aggression, and maintain peace. 

Guidebook to creating a culture of innovation. Gives insight to future advocates, partners, hurtles, and builds buy-in.  Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before being sure you have the right solution?

How to break stovepipes and create cross-functional teams. Understand the ‘Us vs. Them’ mindset. By giving small groups the freedom to experiment and share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion, teams can respond more quickly, communicate more freely, and make better and faster decisions.

Understand idea pitching and engaging with hard discussions to promote ideas. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand its WHY. 

Design thinking is not just applicable to so−called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It′s a methodology used by organizations such as Kaiser Permanente to increase the quality of patient care by re−examining how their nurses manage to shift change‚ or Kraft to rethink supply chain management. This is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders seeking to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization‚ product‚ or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.