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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Playing cricket is somewhat like living life, at least in the area of Zero Based Problem Solving

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It was the post match analysis that caught my attention, but for a different reason now. The expert analyst was explaining, “For batsmen, concentration is important. For a single ball, you lose concentration and you are OUT. But the same goes for the bowler too. Look at how he bowled the last over...”

How to convert a mishap to a blessing using principle of hidden opportunity

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Dimension analysis of Sharing principle applied to modern life

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We live in a world of shared resources that can be analyzed at least at four dimensions. At the dimension of spread of space global sharing happens to hold highest potential at first glance, whereas sharing at the dimension of time and cross-domain sharing hold potential for most innovative solutions...

Exercise book of real life problem solving is the book of life itself

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We go through our academic life usually with the help of teachers, subject syllabus and recommended books that contained exercises and exams.

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Principle of Sharing for Innovation & Problem Solving

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During the olden days Sharing was commonplace and not such a great thing to talk about. Today it is not so. Having seen the classical times and been forced into the modern times, we realize with some surprise that today we do not share often. Sharing is not a commonplace custom now—at least not in personal life. Apparently it is a thing of past. Or on second thoughts, is it so?...

Problem solving personal rules

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Personal problem solving rules are great aids in quick and assured real-life problem solving. In our routine decision making we use many generally known problem solving rules. But in some special occasions you solve a particularly difficult problem by analyzing and forming a special personal problem solving rule...


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