Posts tagged "problem-solving"

Episode #6 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In this episode we discuss the Performance Paradox (Lens #18 in Invisible Solutions) and Goal-Free Living. The Performance Paradox is based on the perspective that the more you focus on a goal, the less likely you are to achieve that goal. This lens is based […]

Episode #5 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. We will explore why sometimes changing just one word in a problem statement can fundamentally change the range of solutions you see. We often don’t give enough thought to the language we use when problem-solving. Also, we will use the lenses to reframe a listener […]

Episode #4 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In this episode, we start by exploring why expertise is the enemy of innovation. The more you know about a topic the harder it is to think differently. But not all is lost. You can leverage your expertise to generate breakthrough solutions. We then put […]

Episode #3 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In it, I explore why you don’t want to think outside the box. And today we tackle a challenge submitted by one of the listeners: How can we get friendly people to work with us? Enjoy!

Episode #2 of the Invisible Solutions podcast is now live. In it, I explore the Goldilocks Principle and Going Virtual. Goldilocks wanted a bed that was “just right” and we want the same for problem statements. Also, is replicating the in-person experience virtually really the best solution? Probably not. I use the lenses to help […]

Finally I launched my podcast. This has been in the works for quite some time. Although it will be available through most podcast platforms in the near future, for now I decided to share an early preview here. In this first episode, I share a story you may have seen here: my baggage claim story. […]

Today’s videobook installment moves us down the path of reframing problems a better way. We often hear the expression, “think outside the box.” But what if the key to better innovation and problem-solving is “finding a better box?” It’s not the expansiveness of your thinking that limits your range of solutions. You are often just […]

Previously I discussed why we don’t want to ask questions that are overly abstract/broad. Today we explore why the opposite – asking questions that are too specific – can also lead to less than stellar solutions. The example in today’s video is one of my favorites: The Exxon Valdez tanker spill. For nearly 2 decades […]

Today we get into the meat of the Invisible Solutions book. Chapter 1 starts with my baggage claim story. Here it is, exactly how it appears in the book. Enjoy! P.S. If you missed the introduction, you can watch it here.  

Today I share with you the introduction to my latest book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Frame and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. But instead of sharing a boring PDF, here is the videobook version – broken into three parts. The videobook is the unabridged reading of the book with cool graphics and animations. I will be […]

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