Pearls of Wisdom
Desires are the cause suffering. If desire,
which lies at the route of all human passion, can be removed, then
passion will die out and all human suffering will be ended.
He who wants to do good knocks at the gate;
he who loves finds the gate open.
Everything will settle in its
own place automatically.
For every thousand hacking at the leaves of
evil, there is one striking at the root.
– Henry David Thoreau
When the solution is
God is answering.
Problems are just
opportunities in their work clothes.
– Henry Kaisers
Jokes and Humorous
create a problem for which you do not have the answer.
problems for which only you have the answer.
10 Steps To Resolving
Inner and Outer Conflict
Practice Non-Violence (physical, mental and
verbal) within yourself and your own life.
Assume an Attitude of Non-Possessiveness
– (physical and emotional) avoiding over accumulation of possessions
that causes us to protect and defend...
Negotiation DOs and DON'Ts
Add More Value for Your
Technology of Achievement
3 Rules for Dealing with
Rude and Unfair Clients
Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono
Decision Making and Problem Solving, John Adair
The NLP Coach, Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago
Agenda, Michael Hammer
Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley
Advanced Systematic Inventive Thinking, Roni Horowitz
Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono
Customer problems can create business opportunities, Scott Clark
Great Problem Solver,
Entrepreneurial Creativity, Vadim Kotelnikov
A problem is simply the difference between what you have and what you want.
It may be a matter of getting something, of getting rid of something, of
avoiding something, or of getting to know what you want.
Restore the Balance
is a key element of a
receptive) and Yang (active, creative) are both opposing forces and
complementary pairs. Problems arise not when the two forces are
battling, but when there is an imbalance between them in the
Conflicts, business problems,
disorders, divorce, and other problems – all can be attributed to
disharmony in the forces of
Yin and Yang...
Turning Problems into Opportunities
There's an old saying "There are no problems – only opportunities." Too
often we focus on problems and fail to see opportunities right in front
of us. When you focus on your problems – when you only think of what is
wrong – you will only see problems and fail to see opportunities
How to Turn Problems Into Opportunities:
Turning Problems to Opportunities: 6 Tips
Start to believe you can.
Most people simply do not get
what they want because they have no
courage to believe that they can
"When I am working on a problem I never
think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But
when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is
~ Buckminster Fuller..
5 Things You Should Know To Win
The Art of War, Sun Tzu
You must know five things to win:
Victory comes from
finding opportunities in problems...
It has been said that 98% of an organization's problems can be solved
routinely. However, the remaining 2% of an organization's problems –
the problems that have the greatest effect on the organization – require
innovation to surmount.
to be able to find innovative solutions to old problems. Simple solutions to
many problems are often just nearby – waiting for you to find them.
Focus on Problems vs. Focus on Solutions
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the
pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (Ink won't flow down to the writing
surface). In order to solve this problem, they hired Andersen Consulting
(Accenture today). It took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a
pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any
surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to
over 300 degrees C.
And what did Russians do.......................................??
The Russians used a Pencil !!!
So, learn to focus on solutions not on problems. "If you look at what you do
not have in life, you don't have anything." "If you look at what you have in
life, you have everything." Yet someone said "Focus on problem leads to
inventions! and Focus on solution leads to
Inspirational Business Plan:
Risk Management Strategy:
"One should never impose one's views on a problem;
one should rather study it, and in time a
solution will reveal itself."
Murphy's Law in Project Management
Every solution breeds new problems...
Happiness – It's All in Our Own Hands
Think in a positive way. When you encounter a problem, try to
look for the good points. Everything has at least one good point...
Turning Failures Into Opportunities:
1. Get rid of
negative emotions – and learn!...
Two Rules for Business
is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful
entrepreneur, every successful
businessperson has been a person who has been able to identify a problem and
come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. Here are the five rules
most situation, real problems and root causes are obscured by apparent
problems. The intent of the "Five-Why" procedure is to assure that the route
causes and not merely superficial symptoms are corrected. The "Five-Why
Process" was introduced at Toyota to find solution to manufacturing
problems, but this approach can be applied to any other area as well.
Ask "Why this problem happened?" to discover its underlying problem; then
ask "Why?" again to go deeper by another level until you reach the root
cause. Asking "why" repeatedly, possibly more than five times, directs the
focus toward real causes so problems can be solved permanently...
The best-known and widely used team-based problem-solving and
creative-thinking technique is
brainstorming. One major reason why
brainstorming is useful is that it helps to free us from 'fixed
Six Thinking Hats
Analyzing Problems and Selecting Solutions
The Six Thinking
Hats proposal analysis tool invented by Edward de Bono7
is particularly useful for evaluating
innovative and provocative ideas. While most of our thinking is adversarial, the
six thinking hats technique overcomes these difficulties by forcing everyone to
think in parallel. As participants wear each hat – white, red, yellow, black,
green, or blue – they all must think a certain way at the same time...
Solving Problems and Making
Decisions in Discussion With Other People
How to solve problems and
make decisions more effectively in
discussions with other people. Your
ability to communicate
is the most important skill you can develop to get on to the fast track in your
career. Perhaps the most important thing you do in business is to solve problems
and make decisions, both by yourself and with other people...
Have you ever had problems in
remembering names, numbers, grocery items needed, and other
little details such as the location where you placed your car
keys this morning? The truth is, we all have our moments of
forgetting little bits of information that matters at the exact
moment we need them.
But did you know that memorization
techniques boil down to two basic things?...
Art, Science, and
Practice of Problem Solving...
The Power of
6 Steps of
the Problem-Solving Process...
Problems into Opportunities...
Ask Searching Questions...
Your Best Tools for
Effective Problem Solving...
NLP Solutions: Reframing...
Dealing With Unfair
The Power of Prototyping...
Selling is Solving Problems
of Your Customers...
Add More Value (AMV) for
Problem Solving in Business...
Instant Payoff Coaching on Problem Solving...
Management Success: Resolving Problems
Ten-Step Guide to Resolving
Inner and Outer Conflict...
Making Big Changes...