The Best 6 Books on Ken Watanabe
Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant.
He was amazed to discover that adults were hungry for his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making. The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months. Now American businesspeople can also use it to master some powerful skills.
Watanabe uses sample scenarios to illustrate his techniques, which include logic trees and matrixes. A rock band figures out how to drive up concert attendance. An aspiring animator budgets for a new computer purchase. Students decide which high school they will attend.
Illustrated with diagrams and quirky drawings, the book is simple enough for a middleschooler to understand but sophisticated enough for business leaders to apply to their most challenging problems.
Kiwi wants to go to soccer camp in Brazil?but she can?t afford it.
Rad, Rita, and Remi have started a rock band?but they need more fans.
How will these kids achieve their goals? By problem-solving!
In this young readers? adaptation of an international bestseller, author Ken Watanabe reveals the secrets to getting what you want. Techniques like goalsetting, brainstorming, and strategizing?essential for any kid?s success?are enlivened by Elwood H. Smith?s hilarious drawings. This motivational book is a must-have for any kid eager to make it to the top.
Trazendo exemplos concretos, quadros explicativos e ilustracoes, este livro ensina, passo a passo, como encontrar a melhor solucao para qualquer tipo de desafio. Voce vai aprender a avaliar o quadro geral, a decompor o problema em partes menores, a formular hipoteses e verifica-las, a questionar sua intuicao e a tomar boas decisoes. Usando como base tres estudos de caso bem diversificados, o autor mostra que a impulsividade e a falta de analise muitas vezes podem nos levar a conclusoes erradas.
Resolver problemas de forma eficaz nao e um talento natural, mas uma habilidade que pode ser aprendida. Quando adotamos uma mentalidade pratica e proativa, passamos a encarar os desafios com naturalidade e a avancar em direcao aos nossos objetivos.