Problem Solving Quotes (384 quotes)
10 Unusual Ways People Solved Difficult Problems
Of course, nobody had ever seen one, but they believed others had. Logicians call these types fallacies affirming the consequent and they are devilishly hard to root out because they arise from genuine observations. Yet when business analysts look at data, they too often mistake correlation for causality. One of the things that makes myths so attractive is that they are not only unknown, but unknowable. In his book, The Tipping Point , author Malcolm Gladwell makes the same mistake with regard to social epidemics—viral cascades of ideas that are elusively transferred from one person to another.
Why and How We Create Artificial Complexity
Just because a problem is small or superficial doesn't mean it can't annoy the living crap out of you. Others may think you're overreacting, or even have the audacity to roll their eyes, but you're in your own personal hell. First-world problems, white whines—call it whatever you want—but knowing a problem is trivial doesn't make it any less frustrating. On that note, here are 20 simple solutions for some of the most maddening first-world headaches. You pull up to the pump, get out, swipe your card, and pick up the nozzle, only to turn and realize you parked on the wrong side. And it's rush hour, so all the other pumps are taken. How can you prevent this dilemma from disrupting your future commutes?
If you look at the world through the eyes of a child, you notice that life is always offering at least a solution to any problem. Children have this gift of simplifying things and finding simple solutions to complicated problems. Their solution is rarely the best one, but it is a starting point. What can be a starting point and how to find simple solutions to complicated problems? If the problem can be formulated as a question, what is the question? Break down the assumptions and preconceptions you have about the situation or problem.
While going through the Indian Express Pune Edition of Feb 5, , I read with interest an article on milestones in Science wherein the writer Dr Bal Phondke mentions about simple techniques in solving complex science problems. He gives the example of a Noble laureate Alfered Hershly who used a very simple equipment, the blender which we use in our kitchen, to unravel the mystery of genetic material in propagation of virus. Thus it disproves the often repeated sentiments of our research scholars regarding the lack of sophisticated instruments for research. Hershly was awarded the Noble prize in for his brilliant experiment. I am reminded of a similar episode which I would like to share with the readers of your esteemed Journal. In while posted to Arunachal Pradesh, I had gone to investigate an outbreak of scrub typhus which had claimed 13 lives amongst the civilians in a remote border hamlet.