Solving Tough Problems

Solving Tough Problems

An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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Tough problems usually don't get solved peacefully. Either a stalemate occurs, or the person or groups with power--authority, money, guns--impose their solutions. But there are other ways. In Solving Tough Problems, Kahane explains why our ordinary ways of solving problems--expert-driven, piecemeal and best practice--cannot work for solving the complex problems we increasingly face, and demonstrates the methods that actually work."This breakthrough book addresses the central challenge of our time: finding a way to work together to solve the problems we have created." (Nelson Mandela)
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781576754641
9781576752937
Branch Call Number: 303.69 K12
Characteristics: xii, 149 p. ; 23 cm.

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Oct 12, 2013

The author provides many stories of his extensive consultancy experience, but the essence of his formula really only takes about 3 pages to describe completely.
That's not to say the book isn't useful, only that it reads more like a travel guide for TED talks types; lots of exotic locations and big idea meetings, very little in the way of practice. Be honest, open and willing to put aside prejudices and biases - and stop me if you'd heard this before.

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