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Turquoise Eyes Hardcover – May 15 2020
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Turquoise Eyes is a groundbreaking new genre developed by FIRMSconsulting that combines compelling narrative while teaching critical problem-solving skills. Set after a bank begins implementing a new retail banking strategy, we follow Teresa García Ramírez de Arroyo, a director general in the Mexican government, who has received some disturbing news. A whistleblower has emailed Teresa with disturbing news about a mistake in the loan default calculations and reserve ratios. The numbers do not add up. The book loosely uses the logic and financial analyses in A Typical McKinsey Engagement, over 270 videos. The book was written to draw in a larger group of readers who may not realize they have an interest, skill and gift in business strategy, largely because most business is taught using boring case studies or bland textbooks.
- Publisher : Firmsconsulting LLC (May 15 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 296 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1734032731
- ISBN-13 : 978-1734032734
- Item weight : 562 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.75 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,245,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Most of the time, business, ethics and process are very dry topics. The outcomes may seem glamourous, but it is ultimately dry and even boring at times. What Turquoise Eyes does, is bring the reader through a narrative and an account. We get to understand the situation and why people react in certain ways. Being able to relate with the protagonist and the team not only allows us to learn about consulting and business decisions, but causes us to pause and think about how we might react
It was a wish many people (including me) shared but difficult to achieve, especially in teaching complex business knowledge. Yet, the author delivered the promise she made in the opening note.
It wasn't just a business case with more context or anecdotes that up to readers to interpret. It was well crafted. You would learn problem-solving and critical thinking from a conversation, an email, a character's internal debate, even from someone's complaint on a hangover.
And I burst out laughing when I saw a live HBR article in the plot. What an innovation of "breaking the wall". It succeeded in drawing me to read an article that would've been ignored elsewhere.
Is it a good novel? Oh yeah.
I rarely read novels and am not the best person to comment on this. What I can say, though, is that as a calm person, I couldn't help posting my exclamation on social media, and it was only the first chapter in.
There weren't only business and politics, there were living people with complexity, there was history, and of course, fate.
I can't wait to see this becomes a series.
Do yourself a favor and read this book, if not for the benefit of your career then at least for the pleasure of reading it.
1. Decision Making for consultants during the engagement process becomes easy if their Ethical sensibility drives the decision making process than burden of safeguarding Client Interest
2. The intention behind any action influences the outcome more than the implementation steps/actions of the recommendation. When framing recommendations for clients, Consultants can figure out possible outcomes (which may be hidden disaster) if the client a) Changes the intention (from good to evil) and b) implements the opposite of recommendation
3. AI now matter how much it get developed, will always have its limitations and this limitation is not related to AI ability to run complex scenarios. This limitation is more about those things/things/thoughts which is "data" but not considered as "Data". So far in consulting, for us data is anything we have qualitatively or quantitatively measured/estimated/assumed/calculated. What about the data which is linked with mental thoughts and if those thoughts are not expressed chances are the data associated with those thoughts can't be figured out. For Predictive Problem Solving which is critical
4. Without understanding the complexity of human mindset and the interaction of humans, it is impossible to polish Predictive Problem Solving. In our conventional problem solving we are more skewed towards events/possible events but for Predictive we needs to be more focused on understanding the behaviours, patterns of human behaviours and how those patterns will create events/created events in the past
Finally, i am just trying to imagine what if Kris starts preparing for another novel, the plot of which will be as follows " Year is 2020 and global pandemic has impacted every country and economic sector. How Different actors e.g. developed countries, emerging markets, under developed countries, aviation industry, health care, toursim, textile, energy, Large corporations, SMEs etc struggled during pandemic and figure out actions to sail through this time and survives and grow in " New Normal"
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It's essential reading for anyone who has ever found themselves in the 'firing range' in work and wants to sharpen their problem solving skills so you can thrive and do good for others.
Don’t be fooled by disarming title of the book. Turquoise Eyes packs serious training punch for problem solvers. Unlike traditional books on problem solving and critical thinking, this book doesn't start out with talking about cognitive biases or disaggregating the problem. Instead this book approach is very different.
The author does a remarkable job teaching problem solving skills weaved within a fast paced action packed page turning story. Each chapter opens up a new thread in the situation, as different players try to get their head around a slippery problem. Along the way you experience the messy side of problem solving and see how challenging problems can be tamed by following a rigorous problem solving approach.
I really enjoyed the story and problem solving gems dropped along the way. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Very relatable to my own experience in the corporate world. Highly recommended.
Absolute must-read for anyone that wants to sharpen their problem-solving skills. I will be coming back to this one. Highly recommended!