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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,

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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

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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

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership

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