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Strategies For Thinking

Compiling a list of methods for problem solving and of thinking of all types.

  • Perceptive
    - Observation / Data Gathering / Measuring / 5 Ws (Who, What, Where, When, Why) / Huge Datasets (for low SNR problems)
    - Categorization
    - Organization
  • Analytical
    - Logic
    - Mathematical Analysis
    - Statistical Analysis
    - Determinative Calculation (e.g. monte carlo)
    - Graphical Representation / Scaling
    - Classification / Pattern Recognition
  • Evaluative
    - Critical Thinking
    - Scientific Method
    - Hypothesis Testing
    - Decision Trees / Squares
    - Impact (Consequence) Analysis
    - Game Theory
  • Synthetic
    - Integration
    - Abstraction
    - Inference
    - Symbolism (i.e. story telling and myth)
  • Generative
    - Ideation
    - Invention
    - Associate
  • Planning
    - Prioritization
    - Scoring
    - Scenario Forecasting
  • Decision Making
    - Tactics
    - Strategy
    - Skepticism
    - Understand
    - Judgment

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