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The de Bono Weekly Message – Difficult Times / Problem Solving

 

There is a difference between difficult times and a problem. With difficult times the universe of action is changed. All logics are only relevant in their particular universe – just as the universe of a patterning system is different from a language universe.

 

The recession at the moment qualifies as a difficult time, so a rather different thinking is required from traditional problem solving.  Values become even more important.  Problem solving usually implies a return to the situation before the problem. That is not possible for an individual or a corporation.

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