UNUSUAL BOOK DEMONSTRATES HOW TO SOLVE ANY PROBLEM BY ASKING qWHAT?q Everyone, at some point, runs into a problem that appears unsolvable. No matter how many or what type of attempts are made, a problem may not be sufficiently identified and therefore seems unsolvable. In response to this, engineer David Jones has written WHAT - Understand and Solve Problems with Simple Questions That Begin with the Word 'What.' This self-help instructional book focuses on a revolutionary way to problem-solve by understanding what a particular problem actually is. The process includes identifying and confirming the problem, understanding its unique characteristics, and then solving it logically. Jones' system focuses on dividing a problem into separate pieces by quantifying characteristics. When the problem and characteristics are effectively summarized, the pieces can, in essence, simply be put back together. Jones' flow chart for problem solving features a series of qwhatq questions, directed deductive reasoning, and fundamental logic principles. qProblems often aren't what they appear to be, q says Jones. qMost problems which appear unsolvable are actually 'misdiagnosed' or not fully understood. Understanding problem characteristics opens the door to answers, q says Jones. qEvery problem exists within some context - a set of characteristics and circumstances. If we ask questions directed not just toward the problem, but to the underlying context or environment, we are inevitably led to an answer.q Depending on the type of problem, Jones says key questions which shed light on the characteristics of the problem must be asked, including: -What shape? -What area? -What cost? -What color? -What number? -What's the purpose? -What's the function? In What, Jones presents two examples of how to use this method for solving a problem. The first involves trying to figure out how to read a Japanese subway map, and the second shows how any person can assemble a seemingly complex preparation table for a holding fixture. Both problems are efficiently solved by following the steps laid out in the book. qThough the examples seem complex, people who have read the book say they suddenly understanding the whole process, and see the sheer power of the system.qBoth problems are efficiently solved by following the steps laid out in the book. aquot;Though the examples seem complex, people who have read the book say they suddenly understanding the whole process, and see the sheer power of the system.aquot;

Title | : | What - Understand and Solve Problems with Simple Questions That Begin with the Word What |

Author | : | David Jones |

Publisher | : | Dabiko Corporation - 2004-01-01 |

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