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  • 11 Ways To Restate Problems to Get Better Solutions

    When faced with a challenge or problem, one of the best first steps in solving – even before you start thinking up possible solutions – is to examine and restate the problem. As Morgan D. Jones writes in his book, The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful …

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  • Twaw Arrive With A Solution

    Arrive With A Solution

    While you may feel like a smarty-pants worker to be the first to discover and inform your boss of a problem, don’t alert them without also being able to offer a potential solution. Anyone can point out problems. Finding something broken without a suggested fix …

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  • What Is A Problem?

    A simple way to define the word ‘problem’ is: a situation that needs attention. Wikipedia authors describe one as “…any situation that invites resolution.” That’s a nice way to put it – ‘invites resolution.’ A lot of folks are afraid of the word “problem.” To …

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  • “How to Solve Problems” 1947-style

    I recently discovered this 8th grade arithmetic book from 1947 on the bookshelves at my parents’ house. It’s got a great collection of images that match the mid-century art style of Idea Sandbox. In addition to the images, I found this piece on page 304 …

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  • Childlike Creativity

    At Idea Sandbox we talk a lot about being childlike and using your imagination… how solving problems is about creativity and how creativity is driven by your ability to imagine new ideas… I found this interesting bit about being more like a child in Rob …

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  • Tips To Be More Creative And Better At Problem Solving

    I hope your week is off to a great start. I thought you might like to read two recent interviews featuring Idea Sandbox and our approach to creativity and problem solving. They were conducted just a few weeks ago. I hope you’ll be able to …

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  • Seth Godin Says: How To Run A Problem-Solving Meeting

    Here’s a complete rip-off of today’s post from Seth Godin. Great to have Seth playing in my sandbox. This is a special sort of get together, similar to the meeting where you organize people to figure out the best way to take advantage of an …

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  • Drive Innovation: Suggest Ideas, Don’t Propose Them

    How something is presented has an effect on how it is received. Rocket science!? No, it is common sense. Yet, we sometimes neglect the subtleties of presentation and persuasion… especially when we are excited about an idea or innovation. So many innovative ideas get quashed …

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  • Difference Between Artistic & Creative Ability

    Sometimes we confuse artistic ability with creativity. If I can’t paint or draw, I’m not creative. Artistic ability includes skills and talent to create fine works of art: painting, drawing, sculpting, musical composition, etc. Creativity ability is the skill and talent to use our imagination …

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  • The Person With The Best Imagination Wins

    Einstein once said, “imagination is better than knowledge.” It is more important to see possibilities than to know the facts. Dan Roam, in his book Unfolding the Napkin, wrote: “Problems don’t get solved by the smartest or the fastest or the strongest; they get solved …

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