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Problem solving

Problem solving is solving any problem systematically at low cost. The thinking needed for systematic problem solving applies to solving any problem.

It is an open ended 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.

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Real life problem solving: Help in solving varieties of real life problems through concepts and case stories.

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

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.

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How a real life problem is solved - to buy or not to buy a new washing machine

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This was a simple act of domain mapping using abstraction. The nature of fault was generalized to body repair, detaching it from the domain of washing machines. We were now on the lookout for a reliable mechanic in the more general higher layer domain of metal body repair...

How to solve a simple looking problem with a twist, domain mapping

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In a problem that looks simple but somehow wrong and violates the commonly known concepts, power of abstraction may often overcome the apparently unknown and uncertain state and helps to reach the elegant solutions. On the way to the solution, usually a higher level rich concept is created the precise form of which was hidden just around the corner...

What to gift?

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What to gift is an often faced problem. On social occasions giving gift has become a businesslike activity. But sometimes, a gift can create great joy.

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