• Success: Deciding to solve a problem

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    Successful people are typically quick at making decisions. When faced with a problem successful people quickly defined the problem and then make a decision to solve it.

    Michael Lum, passionate author of the book, "Who Broke My Rice Bowl" illustrate in an anecdote, the importance of identifying the problem correctly:

    "A country in landlocked Africa had an airport with a short runway of only 900 meters. When the Boeing 747 was introduced, ti could not land on its short runway. The government then invested hundreds of millions of dollars to invent a new plane tat coud land on a short runway.

    Consider the alternative: They could have spent less than a million dollars just to lengthen the runway. However, they had identified the plane, not the runway, as the problem. Identifying the wrong problem leads to an inefficient solution."

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