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Six Step Framework to Solve Problems

This article of describes a simple framework for solving problems which apparently the infamous Elon Musk uses. It’s actually quite simple  and easy to summarize:

  1. Ask the underlying question, not just the easiest one to answer
  2. Collect evidence and information
  3. Develop a hypotheses based on the evidence and assign a probability for it
  4. Draw a conclusion
  5. Try to disprove this conclusion
  6. Work with the conclusion

While this is basic scientific thinking, the value comes from doing this deliberately. By starting on step 3 immediately we miss important opportunities which could even lead to disruptive innovation.

Related: The Theory of The 3 Why

Lessons Learned

  • Use frameworks deliberately to seemingly obvious situations to reach excellence.


  • How can we judge if we should use this framework or if it an overkill?
  • Which framework helps you to excel?
  • Where could this framework help you excel?

Focusing of Blog

The difference between successful and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost anything.

Warren Buffet

Hey Guys!

Because of an Input from my coach I decided to narrow down the scope of this blog. In future this blog will focus on: Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. What is missing, what is too much?

PS: I really like the new design, what do you think?