Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant.
"Problem Solving 101 is a book which you can read in a single evening. It’s very clearly written and in it’s core focused on children .." Johny Holland.com
"The key as the book points out in the first chapter is that problem solving is something anyone can learn as it is simply a process." Convergeconsulting
We won’t teach you how to be a psychotherapist. The book will, we think, help you gain some confidence and competence in listening and responding to someone as they describe one of those challenging situations that come up for anyone and everyone from time to time. Some people think of helping
Some researchers suggest that IQ tests are not good at predicting success because they do not measure the right forms of intelligence or the right combinations to predict how well people will do in real situations. But even that more nuanced way of thinking about intelligence falls short as an explanation
This book is all about showing you what a well run company looks like when it has the right processes in place to communicate with its staff, its customers, its suppliers and shareholders, that is the six disciplines for excellence .
If I see only the mental map of 1st Alternative—my own map—then the only way out is to persuade you to shift your paradigm or even force you to accept my alternative: I must win and you must lose. If, on the other hand, I throw away my map and follow
Spend more time thinking about actions you can take to get closer to your goals, then actually take action.
Weigh each of the positive and negative points you listed. Finally, select the most attractive option.
A hypothesis is a hunch. It is what you think is the most likely explanation for your problem, but you have not yet confirmed it.