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Solve any problem faster, with less risk and lower cost.
Unprecedented access to infinite solutions has led us to realize that having all of the answers is not the answer. From innovation teams to creativity experts to crowdsourcing, we've turned from one source to another, spending endless cycles pursuing piecemeal solutions to each challenge we face.
What if your organization had an effective systematic approach to deal with any problem?
To find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions. The questions you ask determine which solutions you'll see and which will remain hidden.
This compact yet powerful book contains the formulas to reframe any problem multiple ways, using 25 lenses to help you gain different perspectives. With visual examples and guidance, it contains everything you need to start mastering any challenge.
This book will help you:
* Discover why we are hardwired to ask ineffective questions and learn to work through those barriers.
* Understand the power and importance of well-defined questions.
* Reframe any problem multiple ways to help you find the optimal solution.
* Move from idea-based innovation to the question-based innovation that drives higher ROI.
Apply just one of the lenses and you will quickly discover better solutions. Apply all of them and you will be able to solve any problem, in business and in life.
Stephen Shapiro is an engineer who can communicate in clear, plain language. And in this smart and practical book, he uses his considerable skills to help you fashion fresh solutions to your toughest challenges. By enlisting his 25 lenses, you will see your business problems more clearly, and come up with creative answers that will boggle your mind and delight your customers.
--Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human
Stephen Shapiro has captured the essence of what I believe: Innovation is not about novelty or ideas--it is about defining and solving important problems. And using 25 lenses, he shows the innovation community how they can solve important problems using commonsense solutions hidden in plain sight!
--Navin Kunde, innovation leader, The Clorox Company
Invisible Solutions is an essential read for anyone faced with seemingly intractable business issues or simply looking for non-traditional approaches to traditional problem-solving. Stephen Shapiro's extensive consulting background serves him well, offering practical insights and approaches that can be immediately applied to any industry. This is an exceptional tool to help uncover solutions that might well otherwise remain unexplored, untapped, and hidden.
--Adam Burke, chief operating officer, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board