Problem Solving 101: A simple book for smart people

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Ebury Publishing, Jul 6, 2010 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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Problem Solving 101 started out as a simple guide to teach Japanese schoolchildren critical thinking skills. But it quickly became an international bestseller for readers of all ages, thanks to the powerful effectiveness of Ken Watanabe's unique methods.

Full of useful diagrams and quirky drawings, Problem Solving 101 is packed with practical tools and brain training techniques that will improve your problem-solving and decision-making ability, and enable you to find better solutions faster.

Simple enough for a high school student to understand but sophisticated enough for CEOs to apply to their most challenging problems, Problem Solving 101 has helped millions of people around the world to find successful solutions to even the toughest of problems.

Once you've mastered the problem-solving skills in this book, you'll wonder how you ever got by without them.

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User Review  - librarythingaliba - LibraryThing

This book was a super quick read. It is clearly aimed at children (something they make clear at the beginning) and to someone who is already reasonably logical and a "list person" it was a little on ... Read full review

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User Review  - timspalding - LibraryThing

It might help to be disciplined in the use of some of these "tools"—to follow them slavishly with the idea that the model is tried and true, even if intellectually incomplete. But mostly this is "thinking step-wise for dummies." Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ken Watanabe grew up bilingual in Japan and studied in the United States at Yale and Harvard Business School. He was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company for six years. He is now the founder and CEO of his own education, entertainment and media company, Delta Studio.

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