Thinking: A Guide to Systems Engineering Problem-Solving

1st Edition

Howard Eisner

CRC Press
Published January 28, 2019
Reference - 105 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367112196 - CAT# K407176

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Thinking: A Guide to Systems Engineering Problem-Solving focuses upon articulating ways of thinking in today’s world of systems and systems engineering. It also explores how the old masters made the advances they made, hundreds of years ago. Taken together, these considerations represent new ways of problem solving and new pathways to answers for modern times. Special areas of interest include types of intelligence, attributes of superior thinkers, systems architecting, corporate standouts, barriers to thinking, and innovative companies and universities.

This book provides an overview of more than a dozen ways of thinking, to include: Inductive Thinking, Deductive Thinking, Reductionist Thinking, Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Disruptive Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Critical Thinking, Fast and Slow Thinking, and Breakthrough Thinking. With these thinking skills, the reader is better able to tackle and solve new and varied types of problems.


  • Proposes new approaches to problem solving for the systems engineer
  • Compares as well as contrasts various types of Systems Thinking
  • Articulates thinking attributes of the great masters as well as selected modern systems engineers
  • Offers chapter by chapter thinking exercises for consideration and testing
  • Suggests a "top dozen" for today’s systems engineers


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