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Continual Improvement Process by V. Narayana, N. S. Sreenivasan

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CHAPTER 18

Tools of Logical Thinking and Qualitative Analysis

To believe is very dull; to doubt is intensely engrossing; to be on the alert is to live; to be lulled into security is to die

– Oscar Wilde

SYNOPSIS

Thinking is a basic trait found in everyone. The important point is to cultivate the habit of quality thinking, which is also referred to as logical thinking. This is of fundamental importance in one’s life and more so in the field of continual improvement. Quality thinking has to be developed and brought to a state of maturity. It is possible to achieve this with the use of certain simple tools and techniques. Some of the most frequently used effective tools are explained with illustrative examples in this chapter.

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