Rapid Problem Solving with Post-It Notes

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Problem Solved!

Uses your favorite top-drawer tool—the Post-it® Note. Great for individuals, great for groups—large or small.
Problems come in all shapes and sizes, yet most have common characteristics that can be addressed with the techniques found in this book. Rapid Problem-Solving with Post-it® ...

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Problem Solved!

Uses your favorite top-drawer tool—the Post-it® Note. Great for individuals, great for groups—large or small.
Problems come in all shapes and sizes, yet most have common characteristics that can be addressed with the techniques found in this book. Rapid Problem-Solving with Post-it® Notes shows you how to use six types of techniques:

  • The Post-up—Provides methods for getting information into chunks 
  • The Swap Sort—Shows listing and organization methods 
  • The Top-down Tree—Works when the nature of the problem is unknown
  • The Information Map—Maps messy problems and complex relationships 
  • The Action Map—Plans actions or maps an existing process
  • More than 70 diagrams and examples for solving everyday problems

This refreshing book reminds us the simplest ideas are often the most effective.
Solve problems, create solutions and find answers fast—all with the help of Post-it® Notes. Tens of millions of Post-it® Notes users can now learn how to do far more with these great little tools. Post-it® Notes can be used to help solve difficult problems because they:
  • Are the right size to hold one piece of information from a problem
  • Are easily to attached to flat surfaces and stay put
  • Can be moved and reattached many times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555611422
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: NO AMER
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 435,335
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

David Straker, MS, is a quality consultant with Hewlett packard, UK, where he researches, writes, teaches and consults on business methods. His previous experience includes teaching, managing, engineering and marketing. This is his third book.

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Table of Contents

A Quick Tour
Pt. I How the Post-it Note Tools work 1
1 Understanding Problems 3
2 Making Decisions 13
Pt. II The Post-it Note Toolbox 19
3 Using the Post-it Note Tools 21
4 The Post-up 27
5 The Swap Sort 35
6 The Top-down Tree 45
7 The Bottom-up Tree 61
8 The Information Map 73
9 The Action Map 89
Pt. III Putting the Post-it Note Tools to work 101
10 Solving Problems: A simple framework - A project framework 103
11 Post-it Note Tools in Action 115
12 Advanced Usage 133
App Practical Tips 147
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Firekit's Bio-Name: Duh---Gender: Tom---Age: 4 moons---Clan: Fir

    Firekit's Bio-Name: Duh---Gender: Tom---Age: 4 moons---Clan: First razor clan, then Sun clan---Looks: thick solid ginger coat with emerald green eyes---Hopes to be: a warrior---Parents: Firestatic and Morphine (both deceased)---Grandparents: Icestatic of Sunclan, Unknown grandfather---Littermates: Tanglekit, Rainkit, and Stonekit (all but stonekit deceased)---Personality: Intelligent, likes to know what is going on around him, cautious, a lot like his grandmother, Icestatic (see her bio at fight result two)---History:Was born in Razorclan, he had a good life for the last three moons of his life, his clan was attacked and his family was killed. Right before his father died, he told firekit to flee to Sunclan and seek out Icestatic, claiming she would help him. He watched his father die and then fled to sunclan. He hopes to one day kill toxin and venom and avenge his families deaths. He also wants to find stonekit. (stork, please rp stonekit as well. thx. :) )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    missing papes

    this book is a 176 pages,but there are only 74 pages on my nook!

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  • Posted June 26, 2011


    This book does break it down for math, but for somebody who is wanting soething to use to make notes this is the wrong thing gor you.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    On the Light Side

    This is a book on using Post-Its to break problems down into their most basic format. You can rearrange them, you can move them, you can use them in various formats to get at the solution. It sounded like an intriguing idea, but the book didn't live up to the idea.

    The author spent a considerable portion of the book describing techniques like The Swap Sort and Information Maps -- to the point where I felt like the book was starting to repeat information we'd already been given several times over. The illustrations showing the different techniques were excellent, though.

    What was missing were real world experiences of all kinds that would have showed how the techniques could be used. This would have helped break up the repetition of similar items and helped make the examples stick better. There's just one example near the end of the book, too late really to be of any help in understanding the concepts.

    Also missing is what should be the most important part of the book -- an explanation of problem-solving and how it can go wrong when people make it too complicated. This section is only very brief before it slides into the techniques.

    The entire book simply need more of everything.

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    Posted January 1, 2011

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