Meet the Author: Dan Ward

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Dan Ward is the author of F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation. He holds three engineering degrees and served in the U.S. Air Force for over two decades researching, developing, testing, and fielding military equipment.

Books by Dan Ward

The Simplicity Cycle

A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse

Book cover image: The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse

The award-winning engineer, Air Force lieutenant colonel, and author of F.I.R.E offers a road map for designing winning new products, services, and business models, and shows how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process. With a foreword by design guru Don Norman.Humans make things every day, whether it’s composing an e-mail, cooking a meal, or constructing the Mars Rover. While complexity is often necessary in the…  More »

FIRE

How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation

Book cover image: FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation

Noted military technology expert Dan Ward's manifesto for creating great products and projects using the methods of rapid innovation.Why do some programs deliver their product under cost, while others bust their budget? Why do some deliver ahead of schedule, while others experience endless delays? Which products work better—the quick and thrifty or the slow and expensive? Which situation leads to superior equipment?With nearly two…  More »

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