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The Thinker's Toolkit by Morgan D. Jones
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Aug 31, 2011

really liked it
Read from August 31 to September 05, 2011

I zipped right through this one, as it's basically an operations research text with the mathematics watered down. This isn't meant to be taken negatively; the book is quite good at what it aims to do, which is to teach how to structure analysis to the general public. It's explanations are lucid and illustrated with plenty of good exercises to work through. If the author seems a bit too "gee whiz" about the psychological aspects, that's not entirely unexpected when the psychology and interpretations are cherry-picked to act as in-text sales points.

Overall, good for the general public who wants to learn to problem solve more effectively, and good for an OR professional who's versed in the quantitative end but could use a refresher on how it applies to the real world.

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