Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (March 6 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1119553024
ISBN-13 : 9781119553021
Item weight : 624 g
Dimensions : 18.29 x 1.52 x 23.11 cm
Complex problem solving is the core skill for 21st Century Teams
Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem-solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you’ll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at.
The problem-solving technique outlined in this book is based on a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to everything from everyday decisions to strategic issues in business to global social challenges. The authors, with decades of experience at McKinsey and Company, provide 30 detailed, real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action. With this bulletproof approach to defining, unpacking, understanding, and ultimately solving problems, you’ll have a personal superpower for developing compelling solutions in your workplace.
Discover the time-tested 7-step technique to problem-solving that top consulting professionals employ
Learn how a simple visual system can help you break down and understand the component parts of even the most complex problems
Build team brainstorming techniques that fight cognitive bias, streamline work planning, and speed solutions
Know when and how to employ modern analytic tools and techniques from machine learning to game theory
Learn how to structure and communicate your findings to convince audiences and compel action
The secrets revealed in Bulletproof Problem Solving will transform the way you approach problems and take you to the next level of business and personal success.
About the authors
Charles Conn is a seasoned cross-sector leader, entrepreneur and best-selling author. Charles is an experienced investor, and recently completed a limited term role as CEO of Oxford Sciences Innovation, a £600m venture firm formed in partnership with Oxford to develop the University’s advanced science ideas; he continues to co-manage a private investment partnership, Redjuice Capital, a 20-year old fund that makes early stage technology investments. Charles has been a technology entrepreneur, and as founding CEO of Ticketmaster-Citysearch led the company through its IPO (NASDAQ TMCS) and acquisitions of Match.com, Evite, and other companies. He is co-author of Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything, published with John Wiley & Sons in 2019, a best seller which also earned a Top 10 reader ranking on McKinsey.com for 2019. It has been taught at Harvard and Oxford, and to the Schmidt Science Fellows, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Kauffman Fellows, and Rhodes Scholars. He is also a nonprofit education and conservation leader, including a five year term as CEO of the Rhodes Trust, the organization that delivers the Rhodes Scholarships in Oxford. Prior to his Oxford roles, Charles was senior advisor to the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, where he led conservation projects including the wild salmon ecosystems initiative and the Palmyra atoll research station. He sits or has sat on many company and nonprofit boards, including Patagonia, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation in South Africa, and Arcadia Foundation in London. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a Partner and leader in the strategy and energy practices. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Boston University, and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.