Quotes in problem solving
the lean manager believes that problem solving is about experimentation by means of plan-do-check-act.
A problem never exists in isolation; it is surrounded by other problems in space and time. The more of the context of a problem that a scientist can comprehend, the greater are his chances of finding a truly adequate solution.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
There is no greater mistake than to try to leap an abyss in two jumps.
The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.