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What a problem solver can learn from the unfolding 737 Max story

By | 1. Define the problem, 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, MECE (Mutually Exclusive & Collectively Exhaustive) | One Comment

Over the past five months, two Boeing 737 Max airliners have crashed, killing 346 people. Although the story is still unfolding and the investigation is underway, preliminary evidence suggests that design flaws are the cause of the crashes. Here’s a recap…

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Go beyond traditional decision analysis

By | 1. Define the problem, 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees, Strategic thinking | No Comments

A central aspect of my approach to solving complex problems builds on the widespread agreement that effective problem solvers are T-shaped, with both depth and breadth of knowledge. Develop a breadth of skills & knowledge The breadth of knowledge—what I call strategic thinking—includes having…

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Strategic Thinking is available for pre-order

By | 1. Define the problem, 2. Diagnose the problem, 3. Explore solutions, 4. Execute your solution, Ideas, MECE (Mutually Exclusive & Collectively Exhaustive), Question maps, issue trees, and logic trees | No Comments

My upcoming book, Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving, is available for pre-order. It will ship on August 3, 2016. The book includes many of the ideas covered on this site with a deeper treatment and references. Here is a brief intro:…

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