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Don't know? Your routine analytic repertoire should include surrounding and impending issues. If not, you risk being blindsided and forced to react with less preparation and fewer options t...   [more >]

Wicked Problems Need Collaborative Solutions

A standard gambit in candidate interviews is, "Tell me about a problem that you have solved". Reasonable professional expectation? Nope. Depends on what kind of problem the int...   [more >]

Crazy Mad Problems

"Good problem solving" shows up on most job descriptions, recruitment messaging and performance appraisals. Thinking about problem solving in such generalized terms doesn't comm...   [more >]

How to Approach Problem Solving

Most of us, most of the time act as if all problems can be approached in the same way: break it down into component parts then apply standard remedies to each component. Do we really believe that...   [more >]

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