Black People : Problem Solving 101- Challenging Assumptions

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  1. excel10k

    excel10k Banned MEMBER

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    Are you brave enough to put your assumptions to the challenge and drill down into a specific problem within the African American community using any published problem solving technique?

    "Creative problem solving is about finding the solutions that might normally get missed. Why are they overlooked? Often it is because we are trapped into a certain approach by the assumptions we are making. When we challenge these "hidden" assumptions, we find that there are many creative solutions that never occurred to us before."

    Analysing the environment
    Recognising a problem
    Identifying the problem
    Making assumptions
    Generating alternatives
    Choosing among alternatives
    Implementing the Chosen Solution
    Control /measure results

    "This kind of problem solving is so powerful and creative because it gets you "out of the box." The box is the usual way of looking at things. Challenge assumptions, though, and you get a look beyond the normal. You often get to a deeper or more fundamental problem, as when a man who thinks he needs a better apartment to rent challenges the idea and ends up investing in a new home. This is a problem solving technique for real life."
     
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    Excel - Please provide the link where we can read the complete article from which you're quoting. Thanks, Zulile
     
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    ok

    i had a couple of questions for you if you don't mind
    not trying to put you on the spot or am i trying to make ANY points
    i just wanted to know if we are on the same page but speaking 2 different
    languages because you always insist on fixing these problems and you know what i insist on fixing them too

    1. Do you love Black People?

    2. Do you believe the (well documented) history of Black People in american over the past 500 years has any effect on today's world?

    3. Is your message one of concern for the "plight" of Black People, because you see a problem?

    4. Could you join forces with people who don't follow your doctrine but want to get this thing right? Maybe not in a method you agree with but it is effective providing solutions. And not based on religion at all.

    5. Have you ever had a white person try to demean you in a racial way?

    Now i have statistics. these are Yes or No questions if you are focused
    they way you say your are you can answer them Yes or No
    of course i know the questions deserve more than a yes and no but in this case Yes and No will suffice

    we don't need alot of typing here Yes or No would be appreciated
    again i'm not trying prove ANYTHING here or put you on the spot
    just trying to grow with a brother

    here's my answers for the questions listed above

    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. Yes

    thanx
     
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    Brother DSS ... not trying to put you on the spot or am i trying to make ANY points ... :love:

    What does any of that have to do with the topic?

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    there is no mortgage money available, the banks stole it all....:happens:
     
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    Family ... it seems you all are really giving Brother Excel10K a hard time.

    If you have nothing substantive to say ... that builds, encourages, uplifts ... then why say anything at all?

    Many have demonstrated their dislike of him, yet run to his threads, and can't keep him out of your thoughts ?!!

    What's really going on?

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    the title of the thread is "problem solving 101"

    Challenging Assumptions

    so i don't want to assume in thinking we "see" the same problems so i wantedto get a base foundation of where brother Excel was coming from based on my perspective

    because i'm trying to solve problems too. so i ask questions of Mr. excel

    to see if we are trying to solve the same thing

    so i had some base questions not a big deal

    i'm not trying to put him on the spot by asking questions

    if someone makes a post why should there not be a need for questions

    we are all learning here i know i am
     
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    I say you're wrong

    my line of questioning is too see if i can build i'm trying to build yet you claim i'm giving him a hard when i'm NOT

    you say dislike, i told Mr. excel i love him as a brother don't make me quote myself i have nothing against Mr. excel.

    THIS IS WHAT I'VE EXPRESSED TO MR. EXCEL

    you can't have it both ways you can't have someone posting making claims
    and then we get reprimanded for asking that poster for proof of those claims

    if someone writes something and we respond to what they wrote (which wasn't building, encouraging, or uplifting) but the same old beat down on black people rhetoric and we come to the defense of black people to say Black People we a proud people
    why are we at fault?
     
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    Very Interesting

    I was doing this pretty much all my life and never knew I was problem solving, I thought I was just surviving. This formula should be applied 2 every aspect of ones life, it truly helps. I learned a similar formula in the Navy.
     
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