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"No Problem", Solving Problems with Alex Lowy

The talk:

All problems are solvable, given the right framework or approach. Everyone solves problems, for many types of situation, from individuals in personal situations to serving as officers of complex multinational organizations. Yet some debilitating problems we leave unsolved, seemingly almost intentionally. And other problems shouldn't been seen as problems at all.

In his consulting career, and leadership roles in organizations such as Digital4Sight, Alex Lowy has specialized in refining his Problem Hierarchy. Alex now coaches Multinational organizations, teaches courses at Executive MBA schools and writes for a living. Notable books include No Problem, The Power of the 2x2 Matrix, and Digital Capital (see below).

In this Knowledge Workers Toronto session Alex will tie together the following ideas: distinguishing between decisions, problems & dilemmas; reasons (nine and counting) we may not want to solve a problem, and; the power of applied dialectical (2 x 2) thinking. You can get a better sense of these on Alex's website:

No Problem - Chapter One

The Nine Paradoxes of Problem Solving

The Leader's Dilemma Agenda


The speaker:

Alex Lowy regards himself a lifelong student of excellent problem solving and the critical thinking skills that make it possible. He consults widely to public and private sector organizations, and has written and/or co-written four best-selling business books, the most recent being No Problem. He is associated with several business schools (including Schulich, DeGroote and Saint Mary's) where he regularly teaches courses on Critical Thinking and Strategic Problem Solving.



6 pm - doors open 
6:30 pm - speaker 
8:00 pm - meeting concludes

Note: To keep the administrative effort in organizing this group to a minimum, we ask for payment on line ($10). Payment at the event is $20; receipts will not be issued for in-person payment.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation by an engaging speaker, thanks Alex!

    April 24, 2013

  • Kristine

    Sorry I can't make it.

    April 23, 2013

    • Connie C.

      Too bad! Hopefully next time, Kristine.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paul and I are looking forward to it!

    2 · April 23, 2013

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