Our Top 5 Books On Problem Solving

3 min readSep 7, 2020

Problems. Let’s face it, we all have them.

And we’d all like less of them.

Yet, we are never taught how to solve them effectively at school.


As a result, problem solving is a skill that is in high demand. Whether it’s in your current job or at home, your life is guaranteed to become a lot easier if you can get better at it.

The good news is it isn’t a talent limited to the lucky few.

It’s actually a skill and habit you can learn and here are five books to set you off on your merry way:

1. Problem Solving 101 by Ken Watanabe

Originally written to help Japanese school children learn how to be better problem solvers, this book ended up as the county’s best selling business book of 2007.

Watanabe uses three fun and simple-to-follow case studies to illustrate various practical tools and methods you can start using straight away. As its name implies, Problem Solving 101 is a short, easy read that offers a good introduction to the craft.

2. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin

Peter Bevelin has done us a great favour by gathering together the practical wisdom of some of the world’s greatest minds and putting it…




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