This book is a self-reflection exercise designed to help readers overcome challenging problems through the use of specific problem solving techniques. In the introduction we learn about decision-making strategies that work in situations of uncertainty and we learn scenario planning - a technique invented in the 1960's for the US Dept. of Defense, later adapted for use in the private sector. Each of the seven practical cases listed comprehend a short explanation of the context, a stated objective and a story. Each story is summarized and at the end of the chapter there is a guided self-reflection questionnaire to help the reader adapt the story to a specific problem they want to solve, followed by an exercise. Author_Bio: Rom Gayoso is a professional economist with 12+ years of experience in the Semiconductor industry and he teaches graduate Economics, Statistics and Management courses at Wilkes University in Mesa, AZ. His expertise is in Econometric Modeling, Competitive Intelligence and Scenario Planning; he is responsible for developing several forecasting models for a Fortune 500 firm. His materials have been presented both in the United States and abroad - at SCIP, World Future Society, Institute of Business Forecasting, Intelligence for Business Strategy, Executive MindXchange, Market Research Summit, and Future Trends Conferences. Keywords: Self-Help, Problem Solving, Decision-Making, Uncertainty, Risk Mitigation, Strategy, Personal Problems, Challenges
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|Size: ||437 KB|
|Publisher: ||First Edition Design Publishing|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781622879700 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|