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Ready to earn your fix-it PhD? Then it’s time to read The Art Of Troubleshooting. Combining theory and practice, you’ll gain insight into the principles that underlie the diagnosis and repair of all machines. Explore the entire ecosystem of fixing things, including economics, psychology, and preventing fut
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Angel Serpentine
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book through the First Reads program, and was immediately drawn to the cover and description. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but in this case, I feel as though the cover is a vital introduction for any potential readers. Actually, the entire guide is aesthetically appealing, as Maxham makes good use of photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visuals. The language used is clear, and easily understood by most everyone. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of "The Art of ...more
Scott Haraburda
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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The Art Of Troubleshooting is an entertaining, engaging, and sometimes humorous book involving the philosophies behind fixing broken things. If you’re looking for a general mechanical or electrical fix it guide, this book isn’t for you. Instead, it’s a philosophical book written in everyday language that can be understood by most readers, which helps them understand the concepts behind troubleshooting, filled with numerous p
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Christina Packard
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Very Complete Common Sense book on how to approach any repairs! At first I had to laugh, I thought if you can't get a man to ask for directions then how is he going to read a book like this? ...well he should read this book! Very easy ideas on how to attack repairing anything. It is not a book on how to fix a particular item, but just how to look at to solve problems. Out of the close to 400 pages I think only about 10 were a bit over my head and too involved an idea of steps to fix major busine ...more
Argum
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
I won this through Goodreads FirstReads.

First I should say I imagined this book would be more of a popular science book than it was. As to what it was I have no idea how to categorize this book or who it would actually benefit. It sets out to be a sort of generic manual for everything. I see where Mr. Maxham is coming from in this grand idea, but it doesn't work and I think it never could.

Anyone that troubleshoots knows these things. Anyone that doesn't isn't going to read this book and be abl
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Maria
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Overall, a very useful and interesting book. Full of helpful tips and tricks and nuggets of wisdom.

I initially thought that this book would be a manual for fixing common technical problems so that people could be more self-sufficient and have to turn to professionals less frequently and it was that in part. The book is written for the layperson who doesn't know about the sorts of issues that can arise in various machines and explains the
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Lili
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
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*I received this book from Goodreads First Read Program in exchange for an honest review*

I was expecting that this was going to be more of a guide to troubleshooting, a general small machine and electronic fixing guide, instead it was more of a look at how to train your brain to troubleshoot things.

Honestly other than a few points on how to ask the right questions, I felt that the little insert that came along with the book said all that was needed, but in a quicker way. The book ended up feeli
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Adel
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I have to admit, I was expecting information on how to actually "troubleshoot". The book focuses on how to tackle problem solving methods and getting prepared to do the tackling. However, for its purpose it was very easy to read and straightforward, with the author's commentary on his experience dealing with situations. Also includes diagrams and images for the visual learner, and additional blank pages at the end to write notes.
Heather
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I received this book I was surprised about how big it was. Then I opened it and saw how jam packed it was with information. This book has great illustrations to go along with the written word.

It is a useful book that will be referenced to when needed. I did find it a bit overwhelming, but I am sure that as I use some of the techniques, it will be easier to take in all the information.



**This book was received through GoodReads Member Giveaway. This did not affect my opinion.**
Lee
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome book!
Scott
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this book courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway. I don't know if I will instantly become a handy guy as a result of this book, but I like keeping it around.
Christina
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Got this as a winner in First Reads. Loved it....very practically written and easy to understand. No engineering degree required!
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Jason Maxham’s eclectic background eventually led him to think and write about troubleshooting in a general way. He’s an aviator, audiophile, programmer, ham radio operator, motorcyclist, choral singer, world traveler, and entrepreneur who’s been involved in multiple startups—most successfully as co-founder and CTO of Discovery Mining.