Problem Solving, Decsion making and Effective Presentation Skills

---or "How to effectively deal with whatever comes at you in life!"

Last Revised: June 16, 2017


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I took early retirement from 3M Company in 1996,after 33 years there. My whole business career spans well over 40 years. I think I have learned a few lessons and here below, I offer some of that knowledge.
You MUST believe in what you are doing or you should change your direction in life!
Once you DO believe in what you are doing, all you have to do is to obtain the skills needed to perform on behalf of your personal beliefs . Then you can not fail as you implement those skills!

Learn How to Solve Problems:
Here you will learn how to:
1.) Successfully diagnose situations,
2.) Figure out what to do and then:
3.) Present solutions effectively:

My thoughts on TEACHING Problem Solving to Kids
I think educators and schools should teach "Reasoning" at a much higher level of intensity than they do. Here are my thoughts on the subject:

Avoid Confirmation bias.


We all want to share our beliefs and opinions with others. But are all of those beliefs and opinions ALWAYS accurately supported by reality?
Do you sometimes find yourself compiling evidence to support a view that is comfortable in your mind, without working just as diligently to look for evidence to the contrary?
If the latter sounds like something that you might have done, you may have "Confirmation Bias" on that issue.

Read this Confirmation Bias article and then decide
One reason for highlighting this "cognitive bias" issue is that I hear so many people citing one or two anecdotes about an issue, making the assumption that those few anecdotes represent the majority of cases that support their view.
Maybe they are right, maybe not. But how would they know if they hadn't done objective research?

My Thoughts on inventing