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yogeshwar_ade

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: The Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on
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Good Postiong....

The Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions
 
Case 1
 
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface).
 
To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in
 
a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do...??              They used a Pencil!!!
 
Case 2
 
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of Japan 's biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department.
 
For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so. But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution………………He bought a strong industrial electric fan  and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

Moral
 
Always look for simple solutions. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems.
 
An ant can be killed in two ways......
 
#1) By squashing it with your hand....
 
#2) By Bombarding it with a missile
 
choose your way
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject:
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Simply great.... icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject:
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Well of course the simplest possible solution is desirable.

But, I think that in the process of developing the costly solution NASA and Japanese had developed something NEW.
That may appear costly here but can have application in some other areas and can lead to some more advancement in technology.

It's good that some people don't think the simple way, they innovate and give some advanced way to do things icon_smile.gif

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Shahdil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:06 am    Post subject:
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Case #1 is simply not true. NASA didn't develop that pen.

http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject:
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stodolas wrote:
Case #1 is simply not true. NASA didn't develop that pen.

http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp


Thanks for this info.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject:
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nice one(s)...
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