Difference between focus

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Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions

Case 1

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the
pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface).
To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed
a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any
surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to
over 300 degrees C.

And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.

Case 2

One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of
the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan's biggest cosmetics companies.
The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was
empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line,
which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For
some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty. Management asked
its engineers to solve the problem.

Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with
high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that
passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked
hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same
problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out
with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it
at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan,
it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

Moral: Always look for simple solutions.

Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems

so at the end of the day the thing that really matters is HOW ONE LOOKS INTO

mere perceptions can solve the tough probs...

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