Problem solving

It is an open eneded discipline of study for solving problems in academic or daily life not randomly but systematically and efficiently at low cost using a rich set of abstract tools and techniques.

These powerful tools and techniques are created from experience analysis and abstraction of usable resources spread over many subjects such as Management, Computer Science, Maths and so on. This approach enables us to apply a technique to solve a problem in Maths as efficiently as a complex business problem.


Problem solving concepts: general concepts for enriching daily life.

Problem solving principles: form the heart of the discipline.

Problem solving techniques: help to solve difficult problems quickly and elegantly.

Problem solving approaches: these are few but form the most powerful resource.

Problem solving tools: are many and of varied power.

Problem solving skills: what are the essential problem solving skills and how to enhance the skills are discussed here.

Critical thinking: is an essential element for creating new ideas.

Problem solving in Maths: produces elegant solutions in quick time.

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Versatile use of Base Equalization Technique by its Abstraction

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In a set of components each having multiple entities, identify the base to be equalized; identify the target value to be equalized to and equalize the bases of each component in the set to establish direct relationship between the other entities...

Base equalization technique is indispensable for solving fraction problems

thumb Base equalization technique in fraction problems

Base equalization technique produces quick solutions in indices problems. But that is not the only area of application of this more general concept. For solving problems on fractions also, the base equalization technique is indispensable...

Principle of disbelief & verification, an effective principle of problem solving

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We know so much. About people around us, things that we use, about ourselves, how the world runs, how nature works and so on. We think and act on the basis of this cumulative knowledge and also of course according to a situation and our psychological makeup and preferences...

Problem solving Principle of focus and Principle of defocus

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It is recognized all around that without intense focus on a single objective you cannot achieve big. In every area of activity and thought intense focus has the potential to create extraordinary results. Focus is everything, or is it? What if your objective is not fulfilled and your world without a back up plan crashes down?...

How to start a new life after heartbreak

how to start new life after heartbreak

Finally, whoever you are, you have been gifted with enormous thinking assets. Only that you may not have learned how to use it fully. This is the opportunity to know your own self, and start a new life. Such an opportunity doesn’t come every day. Pull yourself up, look around, start your journey now with renewed strength and hopes. Some of the till now closed windows in your mind have been forced open by the storm. Look out, go out...

An unexpectedly successful application of Consult the Expert technique

Consult the expert technique story

True, how little do we know! No I am not talking about the subject of our individual expertise area. I am just observing a fact that being for example an out and out academician when you face the problem of commenting on the price of a prime old property you may feel totally at sea...

Principle of positivity provided the all important push


Just then you are surprised by a light tap on your right shoulder. Turning around you face a woman. She asks you in a low voice with barely suppressed anxiety, “Is there any other shorter route to Howrah Station?” You sense an underlying problem of serious nature...

How to improve your problem solving skill: Practice Many Ways Technique religiously

Many ways technique

Some people stop satisfied when they reach a solution of a problem. Some others, the curious ones, go on to explore. Is there any other way to reach the goal? They ask themselves as they move on to find possible many ways to reach the goal state...


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