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Author Ackoff, Russell Lincoln, 1919-2009, author

Title The art of problem solving : accompanied by Ackoff's fables / Russell L. Ackoff ; illustrations by Karen B. Ackoff
Published New York : Wiley, [1978]
New York : John Wiley & Sons, [1978]


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 MELB  658.403 Ack/Aop  AVAILABLE
Description x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Series A Wiley-Interscience publication
Wiley-Interscience publication.
Contents Part 1. The art. Creativity and constraints -- Objectives -- Controllable variables -- Uncontrolled variables -- Relations -- Part 2. Applications. The national Scientific Communication and Technology Transfer system: an idealized design -- Transportation without a future: a reference projection -- A multidimensional organizational structure -- Participation within organizations -- The effect of advertising on sales: a study of relations -- Why people drink: toward understanding objectives -- On keeping problems solved
Summary During his long career, he has shown thousands of managers, architects, engineers, attorneys, advertising people, software developers, and scientists the way to more creative, artful problem solving. This new paper edition of The Art of Problem Solving is perhaps the best example of Ackoff in action. Step by step, this practical guide shows you how to develop an understanding of the art of creative thinking and the design of creative solutions. Using "Ackoff's Fables "humorous yet eminently practical parables, based on real problems by real managersyoull see why solving a problem seldom solves the problem, but why approaching it from a new, unorthodox angle often does. The result is vintage Ackoff - controversial, funny, and always on target. If you like to dig beyond simple solutionsto imaginative solutions that workthis book is for you
Analysis Problem solving
Management Problem solving
Notes "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Thesis (M.Sc.)--Monash University, 1973
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208) and index
Subject Problem solving.
Creative thinking.
Problem solving.
Problem Solving.
Author Ackoff, Karen B., illustrator
Monash University. Department of Zoology
Monash University. Thesis
LC no. 78005627
ISBN 0471042897
9780471858089 (paperback)