The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem with Problems and Why Truth Matters Paperback – 8 March 2021
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A handbook. Our biggest problem is one we don't know we have. We struggle to solve solvable problems. By solving them, we progress. When we choose not to solve them, we choose not to progress and suffer unnecessarily. Yet many solvable problems go unsolved. It's a choice we don't know we're making. It's our problem with problems. It's solvable too.
About the Author
Originally from Wisconsin, Ronald Balzan is a former New York-based finance and strategy executive now living in the UK and France. A natural student of human behavior and stickler for truth and quality, he returned to school in his late 40s to better understand why we fail to solve solvable problems regularly, regardless of the stakes. He holds master's degrees from the University of Cambridge (psychology and education, with distinction), the University of London (psychology), and the University of Rochester (finance and accounting) as well as bachelor's degrees from Southern Methodist University (finance and economics), Dallas. He suffers unnecessarily less and progresses more than he used to, and he hopes you will too. www.thebiggestproblemintheworld.org
- Language : English
- Paperback : 41 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1838371605
- ISBN-13 : 978-1838371609
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Should be a standard school and business textReviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 3 May 2021
I first experienced this book as a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 (and again in 2019). It's gratifying to see the material honed, developed and translated into a slim volume that packs the same punch as the original show. The author offers a disarmingly simple but profound prescription for solving everyday problems, solutions to which seem to elude us more often than not. While the argument is firmly rooted in academic research, the author's stylistic inspiration appears to be Hemingway, who also wrote in a manner accessible to those with an average reading age. It's the brevity and clarity of this book that make it stand out from the usual fare that purports to help with problem solving. I would like to see it adopted as a standard text in schools, businesses and anywhere else where unsolved everyday problems create widespread suffering. Highly recommended!
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Great Book!!!!Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 15 March 2021
The book offers a very interesting perspective on problem solving. The book was thought-provoking and an easy read at the same time.