Why Subscribe to Problem Solving Inc.?
What you learn here can change how you approach all problems...
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
― Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being
Note: Some of the material below can be found in the Why Subscribe section of this newsletter, but I thought it deserving of a separate newsletter, so here we go…
To learn is to grow, to become educated is to rise above ignorance, to master a subject is empowering.
Have a problem? Or multiple problems? Questions about how to solve those problems? Doubts about whether you have the right tools to solve those problems? Ok. Start here. Hopefully, we can help each other by examining how best to solve problems. Solutions aren't guaranteed, but at least you will have a community of problem solvers on your side.
Problem Solving Inc. is a newsletter that focuses both generally on problem solving, and specifically on all the techniques that encompass that field of study, whether those techniques are applied to problems in math, science, business, or any other field.
A common misconception is that problem solving techniques apply only to math problems; this can lead some people to dismiss the field entirely, as not applicable to their daily lives. In fact, skill in general problem-solving methods can make one more productive, successful, and happy in their lives. How? By providing a toolkit that can be used when confronted with a challenge that may at first seem impossible to solve. Also, life is a series of overcoming problems, whether those problems are personal or professional, individual or human wide. Humanity has conquered many problems that, if not solved, could have led to very undesirable consequences. It's a pretty important subject. Successful solutions to challenging problems makes life easier. That's why you should subscribe. Have fun and enjoy.
I hope the above provides the motivation to subscribe to this newsletter, but more importantly, I hope it motivates a real interest in how it may be possible to apply general and specific problem-solving methods to everyday problems.
Unfortunately, as was stated earlier, problem solving is often seen as a math related activity. However, we solve problems to arrive at solutions in all science related fields. But problems are everywhere in life. And they are not just math problems. Expertise in arriving at solutions to baffling problems can help you achieve success in a lot of different areas.
Of course, not all problems have a reasonable and efficient solution, but a good approximate solution will often suffice. Also, by becoming expert on deploying advanced problem solving techniques, as they are used in the sciences (and math), one can incorporate these techniques across a wide spectrum of life problems.
There is a immense amount of literature on problem solving, both in psychology and math. Much of it may come across as boring. My goal is to bring this literature to life, both figuratively and literally, as we explore together how to become better problem solvers.
Finally, there will be a lot of content in this newsletter, some specifically geared towards more formal problem-solving methods in math, science in general, business, finance, logistics, and many other fields. Much of that will be content meant to tackle specific questions in those fields.
As a problem-solving consultant, I want to engage with those who want a conversation about the subject. I would like to build a community of problem solvers, working together to tackle challenging problems. However, my passion is to help people become better personal and professional (in career/work capacity) problem solvers.
Let's take this journey together!
Happy Problem Solving,