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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 68

Pitch perfect

What the tool is

This is a competitive process in which participants, working in teams, are given a problem to solve and then pitch their solutions to an expert panel that determines the best solution. It is based on a British television programme (Dragons’ Den) in which entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of wealthy investors to get funding to develop or market their products.

When to use it

  • When a number of smaller groups has worked on the same problem and believe their solution is the best.

What you will need

  • Paper and pens.
  • A small prize for the winning team (optional).

How to use it

  1. Appoint a panel of experienced people and allocate large amounts of notional money to each one of them – say, 100,000 of your ...

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