January 18, 2006

Problem-Solving With Tinderbox

Tom Webster (VP of the polling organization, Edison Research) has a pair of fascinating notes:

'I use Tinderbox for problem solving because it allows for divergent and convergent thinking on the same canvas. McKinsey alumni would call this making a "logic tree"--you start with one problem or concept, then break it down into all the possible reasons or issues that comprise the problem (that's the divergent part
, continuing to branch until each issue has been broken down to its core components.')
Problem-Solving With Tinderbox