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## The “ Right ” Answer is Key to Analytical Problem Solving

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**The “Right” Answer is Key to Analytical Problem Solving**• One “right” answer • Convergent thinking • Step x step process • Use a Formula**LandProblem**2 • 4 plots • Same size • Same shape 2 2 4 2 4**Pool**LandProblem**Pool**LandProblem**Pool**LandProblem**Pool**LandProblem ?**No “Wrong” Answers is Key to Creative Problem Solving**• Infinite “Right” Answers • Divergent Thinking • “Random” Process • Intuition or Gut Feel**Box? There Is No Box!**• 4 straight lines • Connect all 9 dots • No retracing/backtracking • No lifting pencil/pen**Box? There Is No Box!**• 4 straight lines • Connect all 9 dots • No retracing/backtracking • No lifting pencil/pen**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “The phonograph … is not of any commercial value” – Thomas Edison (1880)**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.” – Simon Newcomb noted astronomer (1902)**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.” – Grover Cleveland (1905)**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” Harry Warner (1927)**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “I think there is a world market for about five computers.” – Thomas Watson (IBM Chairman – 1943)**The Experts Aren’t So Smart**• “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” – Ken Olsen (DEC President – 1977)**So You Think You Can Add**1,000**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000 +10**So You Think You Can Add**1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000 +10 4,090 +10 ?! = 5,000**Thinking Inside the Box**• 1 “right” answer • Assumptions • Conditioning, habits • Reptilian response • Pygmalion effect • Fear**Set directions for your road to creativity**• Defer judgment • Quantity = Quality • Put it out there • Use existing ideas • Use a Facilitator**State your challenge by starting with HMW**How Might We…?