How To Make Toast: Problem Solving with Tom Wujec

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How To Make Toast: Problem Solving with Tom Wujec

My inspiration this morning came from a TedTalk by Tom Wujec. Wujec helps companies untangle process issues and complicated problems by asking them to break their thoughts down into step-by-step parts, and to literally draw it out. I loved his emphasis on the messiness of collaborative problem solving, and I think one of the most interesting parts of his process importance of the editing process, although he only touches on it briefly. To be able to put everything on the table, and then have the ability to mercilessly trim it down to its most necessary parts is a hugely important skill, and one any manager must have in some capacity. In an interesting way, I also feel like my training in creative writing provided a similar start, as learning to pare away everything but what worked was the key to writing a compelling story. Not so surprising, then, that it should be key to creating a compelling business as well.