Problem Solving

PofE 051: Azim Premji – India’s IT Problem Solver and Philanthropist

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Businessman-solutions-the-problem“Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.”

-Michael J. Gelb               

Background and Challenges

  • Azim Premji was born in 1945, in Bombay India, as the son of M.H Premji. Azim's father was an entrepreneur who started a manufacturing and distribution company called Western India Vegetable Products around the time that Azim was born.
  • Azim enrolled into Stanford University to study engineering with the hope of obtaining his degree and developing policy for the Third World country at the World Bank.
  • Before he completed his studies he received a call from his mother, Gulbanoo Premji in India with the news that his father had passed of a heart attack and that he was needed to come back and run the family business. 
Problem Solving

PofE 028: Got Problems! What we can learn from Al Gore?

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"Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving."

Michael J. Gelb

He was born on March 31st, 1948, in the District of Columbia. His early education began in Washington, D.C. and after high school he went on to attend Harvard. He was a member of the student body during some of the most serious anti-war sentiment that was sweeping through college campuses around the nation.

Continuous Improvement

PofE 007: Are You A Systematic Problem Solver?

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Problem_Solving “We lift ourselves by our thought; we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere – your ideal of what you long to attain – the ideal of health, efficiency, success.” Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924)

  • He never attended college because of his mother’s illness and an accident in which he lost a number of teeth while playing hockey in high school.