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The Art of Problem Solving: Accompanied by Ackoff's Fables
Uses a unique perspective to overcome the deficiencies of a purely scientific approach to managerial decision making. Explores the creative art of problem solving, presenting material in a discursive style. Focus is on discussing a serious activity with some humor (with accompanying "fables"--based on real problems faced by real managers--for illustration). Examines princi ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 20th 1987 by Wiley
(first published 1978)
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Although I'm still reading this book, but I can say that the author, Russell L. Ackoff, is real good in describing things, which we call "problem" regarding to this book, philosophically. This may disturb you since philosophy is pretty hard to understand, but this also give you a broader vision and better concept for problem solving. Those guys who are interested in Operations Research or Quantitative Analysis should pay attention to this book, this may give you another concept of problem solvin ...more
Russell Lincoln Ackoff was Anheuser Busch Professor Emeritus of management science at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Professor Ackoff was an American organizational theorist and consultant, and a pioneer in the fields of operations research and management science.More about Russell L. Ackoff...