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Stop Guessing Audiobook

Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

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Most problems are fairly easy: they have a few likely potential root causes. The most important problems often have hundreds or thousands of potential root causes within very complex systems. Such problems are hard problems, and are highly resistant to guessing, brainstorming, or problem-solving methodologies that require conjuring a list of possible causes. Great problem-solvers are armed with a set of behaviors that allows them to avoid guessing. They consistently solve hard problems to root cause in a way that can seem magical to most people.

In Stop Guessing, you will learn nine behaviors that are critical to success and how to adopt them from Nat Greene, who has 20 years' experience leading great problem-solvers. Developing your strength in these behaviors will help you to:

  • Have confidence to solve the hard problems you face
  • Easily build alignment to implement the right solution
  • Identify more important and valuable opportunities that are being ignored
  • Help others to be better problem-solvers
  • Stop wasting time and money, and trying your patience

Each of the nine behaviors comes with stories of great problem-solving in action, including a best-in-class chemical processor that had hundreds of millions of dollars of upside hidden behind a hard problem, a losing baseball team without the budget for star players, and the scourge of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

©2017 Nat Greene (P)2017 Nat Greene

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    Claire America 05-13-17
    Claire America 05-13-17 Member Since 2014

    I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.

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    "Best problem solving book EVER!"

    I've been working in the field of quality and continuous improvement for a decade and this is hands down the best book on problem solving I have ever read!

    It's made me look back on projects I've run or been involved in and think "well now it's obvious why we didn't succeed", hindsight is feeling a little painful right now.

    I love that this book deals with behaviors rather than methods, different methods work for different problems/groups but behaviors work for everyone.

    This book would be useful for anyone who ever has to solve problems (you know... everyone) because the behaviors will work for all sizes and types of problems.

    Tom's narration is excellent, I fund it very engaging and the enthusiasm of the author really came through in the narration.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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