Saturday, 31 January 2009

Problem Solving 101

By Ken Watanabe

Released soon, this is a rather splendid book that I had the pleasure to work on last year. In addition to working on the cover I also drew 30 images for the interior of the book. Working closely with the author Ken Watanabe I had lots of fun bringing some of the characters to life.
From Penguin Books :

"Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant.

He was amazed to discover that adults were hungry for his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making. The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months. Now American businesspeople can also use it to master some powerful skills."

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Here is a little preview of some of the characters in the book that will help you get to the bottom of your problems.

Coach Jones

John Octopus

The Mushroom Lovers

Miss Dreamer