Problem-solving is an innate activity that we undertake everyday. There are many methodologies for it, most of which we use in the professional world. There is however an underlying method for solving problems of any kind. This book presents that method in a simple manner.
This week, I released a book titled Smart Problem Solving: the complete blueprint. It is a practical book that readers can use in everyday situations to solve problems efficiently and effectively. …
A physician, investor, patient and policy maker and discussing the future of healthcare. Who has the best picture?
This was the question for a brilliant LinkedIn poll, which has motivated this post. It made me reflect upon the role of experts in a decision-making process, which in turn raised many other fundamental questions.
Let’s go through the poll question first. Who will have the best picture? Let’s go through each panellist and identify areas of strength (+) and weakness (-).
The transfer window of the 2021/22 season will be long remembered as one of the best ever. It had everything — a triple digit transfer (and record), a long running saga and grand unexpected twists.
Red, sky blue and prussian blue. United, City and PSG provided the main talking points. In this post, I review a most extraordinary transfer window.
Manchester United were undoubtedly the best movers in the transfer market this season. Their transfer activity had the perfect mix of focus and opportunism, complemented by flawless execution.
Last week New Zealand was (once again) placed under full (Level 4) lockdown, anticipating a surge of Delta variant related cases. After 18 months, spring felt like the autumn (before last); 2021 felt like 2020 again.
In 2020, when the Coronavirus hit the world, New Zealand was one of the first countries to go into lockdown. The first lockdown came in April 2020 and lasted 4–5 weeks. In line with its strategy, the country wanted to “go early and go hard” to eradicate the virus. The borders were closed, made easier by its natural isolation (it’s an island in the…
TotalFootball brings the GoalPost series which features 3 articles from the Web that are interesting and informative .
Venezia FC, the team from Venice, is back in the Serie A after 19 years and with a bang. I Leoni alati (the winged lions) have debuted a mind-blowing home jersey which is profiled briefly — in a clothing and fashion blog.
Of all leagues, Italian clubs I feel have, on average, the best jerseys. While the stripes of the big clubs are popular, the colours of the Roman sides and the designs of teams like Cagliari, Genoa are also very elegant…
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Dear valued readers,
I want to share some updates on the TotalFootball publication.
The TotalFootball publication now has a Facebook page. This page will feature the latest posts in addition to selected topical posts from the archives. More than that, the FB page is created to allow users (existing and potential) to interact more richly with content that is posted. The link to the FB page is posted below. It will be developed over the coming weeks as new content is posted. So please check it out, and Like the page to be notified of updates.
The 2021/22 Premier League season is just two days away. In an uncharacteristically brave move, I’m going out on a limb and making a prediction of the final table, based on what we know now.
The projected league table, come the end of May 2022 is presented below. While each team is briefly talked about, I’m visualizing the table in terms of the following key groupings or clusters:
We’ll see the same Top 4, with the order changed this time around. I’m envisaging a very…
Kit reveals are an important ritual for a new season. It’s natural for us to assess the appeal of new season jerseys. Being particular about aesthetics, I’m presenting my review and ranking of all 20 Premier League jerseys.
After the sartorial abominations and atrocities of last season, this season has revealed some clean designs. I’ve ranked home and away jerseys for each team out of 5; each team is then given a combined score out of 10. Scores are assigned based on one criterion: visual appeal at first impression.
The home jersey features a good shade of red, matched with…
This post follows from Part 1 and Part 2 and continues examining the Coronavirus pandemic from a problem-solving perspective. As the pandemic appeared and unfolded, the first two parts looked problem discovery and solution identification. This part looks at the realities of implementing solutions for complex problems.
Given the huge social, health and economic implications of Coronavirus pandemic, this was a complex problem that needed to be solved. In complex problems, the cause and effect cannot be deduced. With time and through expert analysis, enough clarity emerges to make cause and effect knowable or relatable. Using Cynefin parlance, the problem…