The Design of Insight: How to Solve Any Business Problem
by Mihnea Moldoveanu and Olivier Leclerc
Familiar modes of problem solving may be efficient, but they often prevent us from discovering innovative solutions to more complex problems. To create meaningful change, we must train ourselves to discover previously unseen variables in day-to-day challenges. The Design of Insight is intended to be a personal problem-solving platform for decision makers and advisors who seek answers to critical business questions. It introduces an approach that uses multiple "problem-solving languages" to systematically expand our understanding of problem framing and high quality problem solving. Useful as a critical thinking approach or a think-out-loud document for strategic teams, this brief is a resource for enriching and implementing thoughtful management practices.
“The Design of Insight is a tour de force in the craft and discipline of problem solving. It points both to new solutions and to new ways of generating solutions—which form the crux of the problem-solver’s skill. Read it once for fun and insight, and a second and third time for discipline and practice.”
—DOMINIC BARTON, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company