by Dan Ward


by Dan Ward



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LIFT is a playful introduction to flying machines from the late 1800's and the inspiring people who designed, built, launched, and crashed them. It is also a serious guide to innovation for 21st century problem solvers.

Blending light-hearted pop culture whimsy with well-grounded engineering pragmatism, LIFT introduces five inventors who tackled the seemingly impossible challenge of human flight decades before Orville and Wilbur.

These stories are sometimes funny, occasionally heartbreaking, and always instructive. All together they provide readers with practical insights on experimentation, creativity, persistence, and innovation.

"A soaring history of the unsung pioneers of flight, offering real-world lessons for 21st century innovators." -August Cole, co-author of Ghost Fleet
"If you hope to succeed at innovation, read this book!" - Peter Morville Author of Information Architecture and Planning for Everything

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162913276
Publisher: Dan Ward
Publication date: 01/23/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Dan Ward is an engineer and military technologist who served in the US Air Force for over 20 years. He is the author of The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse (2015) and F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation (2014)
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