5/67 Problem Solving: How to solve Wicked Problems...correctly

5/67 Problem Solving: How to solve Wicked Problems...correctly

by Leonard Bertain Ph.D., Craig Humphreys


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"5/67 Problem Solving" is a book that teaches the reader the most successful and efficient ways to solve problems. Whether it is a Stupid, Difficult, or Wicked Problem. Humphreys and Bertain have leveraged their decades of problem-solving expertise using a unique variation of the "20/80 Rule" that they call "5/67 Thinking." This book creates what is essentially a problem solving guidebook for executives, managers, and just about anyone. They introduce the reader to a number of accompanying concepts and tools like: 5/67 Thinking, The Definition of Success, The No Blame Game and Pioneers and Settlers. These tools evolved as the authors have delivered their problem solving finesse to a wide range of customers. The approach defined in the book will assist any future problem-solver in tackling the hardest problems - even Wicked Problems. It is intended to be a quick read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781976400803
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2017
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Bio - Craig Humphreys

Craig Humphreys is a skilled serial entrepreneur, technology innovator, and problem solver. Craig has solved myriad challenging problems, including intelligence industry remote sensing problems, Facebook database scale up from universities to the world, and optimizing OPRA quote processing for brokerages, and developing submarine hunting solutions for the US Navy. Craig has world-wide business experience, including projects and business startups in China, Germany, and France. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and German and is a devoted father.

His career includes such unusual assignments as the CTO of HEB Grocery, signals work at the CIA, special effects work in Hollywood (In the Line of Fire, Speed, and The Hunt for Red October), submarine hunting for the US Navy, and creating pre-flight mission "views" for the pilots in Desert Storm, and looking for alien signals at the SETI Institute. Craig claims his most valuable expertise is in clearly identifying and solving challenging technology & process problems, and uses this technique to manage and simplify complex projects to achieve goals in a timely and budget friendly manner. Craig applies highly disciplined, structured problem-solving techniques, especially applying the 5/67 Rule, and a clear "Definition of Success". He is a proponent of 6-Sigma Decision-Making, and, as he puts it, "The Art of Asking Stupid Questions" in order to base decisions on facts.

Bio - Len Bertain

In a career spanning over 30 years, Len Bertain has coached over 150 CEO's to help them understand and correct inefficiencies and lost profits in their business. He created the well-known "War on Waste" program, a preeminent Lean Business tool, to guide leadership teams through the process. He is an author of four books on the War on Waste and a frequent speaker to CEO groups. You can read about the books at http://www.lenbertainsbooks.com/.

Since its inception, the War on Waste program has generated over $1 Billion in first-year profits from over 10,000 problems that were identified and solved under Len's tutelage. The end result, he was able to claim dramatic problem solving success. His problem solving expertise extends to the Defense Industry, Banking, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution.

He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Nevada and a B.S. in Physics and Math from St. Mary's College of California. He lives in California with his wife and has 3 grown sons and 9 grandchildren.

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