A bit over a year ago I decided I was going to put most of my effort for the year into getting a message out in to the world. I'm fed up with the sorry state of problem solving in the world, and I see unsolved or poorly-solved problems everywhere. I'm tired of it. It wastes people's time and money, tests their patience, and means incalculable costs to our economy and human prosperity.
But the good news is I've also seen people of many talent levels become far better problem solvers. They've been employees of mine, friends, colleagues, operators on the front line. That's good news because it means we can teach many more people to get better at solving problems, and when unleashed they can do incredible things for the world.
This message--how to become a much better problem solver--is culminated in my book launching this week, called Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers. It's the first step in a much larger vision of mine to help unleash a million great problem solvers on the world. It feels like a humble step at best, but it's a critical one.
I hope you'll support the mission by getting a copy for yourself and a colleague. I truly believe it can help you solve some of the most frustrating and important problems in your life.
I've also created a lot of content to go along with the book, all of which is free. I wanted to share it with you here:
- Videos and Case Studies: Each of the 9 behaviors has an associated video explaining how it works, and I have put together case studies that demonstrate how the behaviors come together to solve different kinds of problems
- Articles about Problem Solving: I've also had the opportunity to write a number of articles related to problem solving as we've approached launch. Each covers a different aspect of problem-solving, either from an individual perspective or that of a business leader.
I'll keep creating new content as time goes on and I learn more from the launch. On April 6th, at 3pm, I'll be hosting a webinar for anyone that's bought the book. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback, and questions.