How to improve your problem solving skills
In Cracked It, the authors offer advice based on new research in cognitive psychology and on design thinking in order to suggest the best methods in solving problems, with particular attention to business and business issues. They also list some of the best ways to “sell” the solutions that you find. Through detailed examples, graphics and case studies, readers are guided through the process of formulating, structuring and solving problems.
Many useful tips to:
- Get to know the mechanics of problem solving and improve your skills in creating a big business plan or even to get through an interview.
- Learn the best ways to solve problems following the 4S method.
- Learn the most common pitfalls of logical thinking in problem solving.
What are the two most commonly used thinking methods?
There are two main systems of thinking commonly used by people: system 1 or fast thinking, which involves focusing on the immediate information available and skipping to the conclusion without doing any further research and system 2 or slow thinking, which requires greater attention and research but can lead to analytical paralysis. System 2 is only activated when fast thinking doesn’t work. Research shows that experience is necessary but not critical when it comes to problem solving. In fact experts are often guided by the illusion of understanding the problem, making inaccurate analogies in their area of competence and consequently, formulating erroneous solutions. To improve your ability to solve problems, you need a systematic problem-solving method, which does not lead to the hasty solutions that come from system 1, or the paralysis that often accompanies system 2.
The key ideas of "Cracked It!"
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