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15 May 2019 - 15 May 2019

Scholar Workshop: 'Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything' with Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983)

  • Rhodes House
  • 5:00 - 7:00pm
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Join Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983 and Rhodes House Warden 2013-2018) for the launch of his new book and Scholar talk on the topic.

Bulletproof Problem Solving: 7 simple steps to solving any problem the way it is done in leading consulting firms


Complex problem solving is the core skill for the 21st Century, the only way to keep up with rapid change. Great organizations now rely on nimble, iterative problem solving, rather than traditional planning processes. In this talk you’ll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving, developed in leading consulting firms, that works across fields. It employs a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to almost any problem, from DPhil topic planning to strategic business decisions to global social challenges.

Charles Conn (with Rob McLean) wrote the recently released book on this topic, Bulletproof Problem Solving: the only Skill you Really Need (Wiley 2019), after years of experience at McKinsey, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (environment) and the Rhodes Trust. Charles is now the CEO of Oxford Sciences Innovation, the venture firm set up in partnership with Oxford University.

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If you wish to attend, please register here.

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