- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Crown Business; Revised edition (June 30, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812928083
- ISBN-13: 978-0812928082
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, this book offers a collection of proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, better decisions every time.
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About the Author
Morgan D. Jones is a US Army and CIA veteran and has served as chief of the agency’s analytic training branch. He has taught analytic methods in Georgetown University’s Master of Science Foreign Service graduate program and is founder of Analytic Prowess, a company that conducts workshops for federal and private organizations. He is the author of The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving.
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This book is the best of the bunch when it comes to showing you "How" to break it down, or in other words, how to "analyze" the problem. Most of us think of "analysis" as deep thinking, but by definition it is actually a method of separation and deconstruction. Some books speak very generally about these concepts and the need for them, others may give a vague example or show an illustration or two, but nothing very specific. The strength of this book is that it gets down to specifics, showing how the techniques are structured and implemented; it is so specific that it feels like drudgery at times, yet this is the essential, necessary hard work involved in real problem solving. The more complex the problem, the more necessary these techniques are, and the difficult work associated with them.
This is probably the most practical problem solving book I have read, even if it is tedious at times. I don't expect any of us will be using these techniques to choose our next car or refrigerator (but you would be better off if you did), but if you work in an environment that deals with complex problems of any sort, this book will show you a better way to approach them.
Well worth the $12 is currently costs, and a lot more.
The introduction chapter is great to get an overview over the different resources and regimens.
The rest of the book is about the different techniques and many exercises.
I found most of the techniques to be a bit too theoretical and too simplistic. If you have an engineering background you have heard of most of these in one way or other.
Some of the techniques are powerful, however, the context and the exercises are to simple to teach the applied form of these techniques.
With that said, it is an easy/quick book to read, worth both the money and the invested time.