Quotes in problem solving
For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems, crowds are smarter than individuals.
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.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
Successful problem solving requires finding the right solution to the right problem. We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem.
To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
The quality revolution is nothing more, or less, than the dramatic expansion of the of scientific problem solving using informed observation and directed experimentation to find out more about the process, the product and the customer.