Blog Archives

What’s Your Problem? A talk by Larry Smith.

“If the machines are doing the routine work, then humans must do the non-routine work. To be an innovator, you need to talk about unsolved, important problems.” – University of Waterloo Professor, Larry Smith Last night I joined two former colleagues,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Careers, Leadership

The Meeting for (Re)Solution

“When you see problem-solving as part of the learning cycle, you transform the (re)solution meeting from a chore to an essential, energizing aspect of your business.” – David Pearl In The Reasons Why People Meet, I introduced seven different types of

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, Management

Incompleteness and problem solving

“Almost all real problems are incompletely and imperfectly specified.” – John Kay Did you ever notice that to solve most real-world problems of any complexity, we have to find ways to simplify the situation? Well, economist John Kay noticed, and

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership

Enter your email address and get posts delivered straight to your inbox.