Improve Problem-Solving By Laughing More

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You walk into a room where you find a table pushed against the back wall with three things on it: a book of matches, a box of tacks, and a candle. Above the table is a corkboard. Your instructions are to affix the candle to the corkboard in such a way that when you light the… Continue Reading >

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The Intersection of Science and Improvisation

This is a great TED talk from systems biologist, Uri Alon, about how he incorporates improvisation into his work. Watch the video and then check out my highlights. Highlights of the Talk: We'd all studied science as if it's a series of logical steps between question and answer, but doing research is nothing like that… Continue Reading >

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30 Benefits of Humor at Work

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I'm incredibly passionate about humor in the workplace and not because it's fun. As an engineer, the reason why I care about using humor is that it works. It's effective with the one thing you can't be efficient with, human beings. So with that in mind, here are 30 benefits of humor at work, backed… Continue Reading >

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20 Problem Solving Activities to Improve Creativity

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Creative problem solving requires creative problem solving activities. Because even if you know all of the problem solving steps, it's important to know exercises and techniques to actually execute each phase. Listed below are 20 interactive exercises that will help you through each step of the problem solving process. Note: For the sake of demonstration… Continue Reading >

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The 5 Steps of Problem Solving

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Problem solving is a critical skill for success in business—in fact it’s often what you are hired and paid to do. This article explains the five problem solving steps and provides strategies on how to execute each one. Before we talk about the stages of problem solving, it's important to have a definition of what… Continue Reading >

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