A friend (Ryan Jay D. Crisostomo) of a friend (Jill Lao) made the diagram below! And as usual I was amazed by how a normally complex process was so simply presented in a visual!
2. Understand both sides of the equation.
Solving a problem you don’t understand is like trying to combine blue and yellow to make purple and then adding red because the first mix resulted in green!
3. Good solutions are a result of good strategy, logic, creativity and intuition.
I think for most people, for as long as a solution is strategic and logical its a decent solution. But sometimes something seems lacking and here is where creativity and intuition come in.
4. Good solutions have these four elements.
- Action – the actual effort that must be expended to achieve the intended effect
- Reason – the why-the logical basis for making the effort
- Imagination - visualization of the intended effect and the process to achieve it
- Inspiration – a deeper motivation for action
5. A good solution is only as good as it’s execution.
- Plan – the efficient organization of time and resources
- Rationale – the logical explanation for each item in the plan and how these are connected
- Idea – the central binding idea that enables movements of different units to unify
- Insight - the x factor (future sight) that instinctively tells us that we are doing the right or best thing
I have a secret love of diagrams and infographics…someday I hope to be able to make billions of these visual representations of information for my own thoughts, ideas and concepts.
Originally posted on 5 Things I Learned last July 17, 2011.