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Smart Questions: Learn to Ask the Right Questions for Powerful Results

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"Smart Questions" offers an entirely new framework for creating solutions. Drawn from the authors' many years of research and field experience, the Smart Questions Approach reveals how the leading creators of solutions in almost every profession and walk of life--including business, government, education, and even in families--think and approach their assignments. The auth ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 11th 2004 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 1st 2003)
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Christophe Druet
This book definitely inspires. I recommend it to every single individual: both for professional life and for private life.

The Smart Questions Approach (SQA) is an alternative way to solve problems: no more short-term fixes, long-term living solutions. With SQA, instead of analytically dissecting a problem, you will build an adequate team to search for the purpose of what you are doing (and for the purpose of the purpose and so on). Then your team will identify the appropriate level of purpose to
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Manu
Jan 31, 2016 Manu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the way Gerald & William have described the whole process of "Questioning" especially with the point of view of solving problems. The whole "SQA - Smart Questions Approach" towards problem solving is interesting with a focus on always looking for bigger picture in terms of context, people involvement and future solution. This book presents a very detailed & comprehensive approach to problem solving - which is good to know but at times because of too many details - it tends to get l ...more
Mrigg
Feb 05, 2013 Mrigg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is on my Personal Top 10 Best Books list. The principles have helped make me a better problem-solver and decision-maker. As an owner of an engineering consulting business and facilitator of strategic decisions with my clients, I've spent decades exposed to good thinkers and poor thinkers. The principles in this book have improved the solutions that I and my clients have developed across a multitude of engagements. I think anyone exposed to these principles would solve problems, in gene ...more
Rodney Daut
Jun 26, 2008 Rodney Daut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book teaches a process to take an ordinary project or problem and use it as the impetus for a breakthrough solution.
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