Summary of Problem Solving 101
From PROBLEM SOLVING 101 by Ken Wantanabe
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Ken Watanabe, who grew up in Japan, worked as a McKinsey consultant. He left to teach Japanese children how to solve problems using his interpretation of McKinsey’s systematic approach to planning and problem solving. This manual – his 2007 book on problem solving for children – became Japan's best-selling business book, popular with kids, educators, parents and businesspeople. Watanabe’s work is educational, enlightening and easy to follow. His charming characters – Miss Mushroom, John Octopus, Eggplant, Kiwi the Soccer Girl, Miss Sigh and Tofu – are delightfully entertaining.
About the Author
Former McKinsey & Company management consultant Ken Watanabe grew up bilingual in Japan. He studied at both Yale and Harvard Business School, and founded and serves as CEO of the education, entertainment and media company, Delta Studio.