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The “ Right ” Answer is Key to Analytical Problem Solving

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1. The “Right” Answer is Key to Analytical Problem Solving • One “right” answer • Convergent thinking • Step x step process • Use a Formula

2. LandProblem 2 • 4 plots • Same size • Same shape 2 2 4 2 4

3. LandProblem

4. LandProblem

5. Pool LandProblem

6. Pool LandProblem

7. Pool LandProblem

8. Pool LandProblem ?

9. No “Wrong” Answers is Key to Creative Problem Solving • Infinite “Right” Answers • Divergent Thinking • “Random” Process • Intuition or Gut Feel

10. Box? There Is No Box! • 4 straight lines • Connect all 9 dots • No retracing/backtracking • No lifting pencil/pen

11. Box? There Is No Box! • 4 straight lines • Connect all 9 dots • No retracing/backtracking • No lifting pencil/pen

12. The Experts Aren’t So Smart • “The phonograph … is not of any commercial value” – Thomas Edison (1880)

13. 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)

14. The Experts Aren’t So Smart • “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.” – Grover Cleveland (1905)

15. The Experts Aren’t So Smart • “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” Harry Warner (1927)

16. The Experts Aren’t So Smart • “I think there is a world market for about five computers.” – Thomas Watson (IBM Chairman – 1943)

17. 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)

18. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40

19. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000

20. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30

21. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000

22. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20

23. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000

24. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000 +10

25. So You Think You Can Add 1,000 +40 +1,000 +30 +1,000 +20 +1,000 +10 4,090 +10 ?! = 5,000

26. Thinking Inside the Box • 1 “right” answer • Assumptions • Conditioning, habits • Reptilian response • Pygmalion effect • Fear

27. Set directions for your road to creativity • Defer judgment • Quantity = Quality • Put it out there • Use existing ideas • Use a Facilitator

28. State your challenge by starting with HMW How Might We…?