The Field of Boliauns – Creative Problem Solving

One fine day in harvest, Tom Fitzpatrick went strolling along the sunny side of a hedge. All of a sudden he heard a clacking noise...

The riddle of The Sphinx

The Sphinx lurked outside Thebes in ancient Greece, and demanded passers-by answer a riddle: 'Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at...

Spartacus creative solution

Spartacus had been surrounded and locked by the Roman cohorts at the top of Mount Vesuvius. A huge army stood in front of  him and a deep chasm...

Say everything in one sentence

Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became...

The Parable of Justice and Gold

One day, Emperor Akbar posed a question to his adviser and sage Birbal. He asked him what Birbal would choose if he offered either...

Pilot’s decision in an emergency situation

The pilot of the seaplane had an urgent need to speed up on the surface of the lake and fly up. Suddenly, the heads of...

Successful interview

Interviewer at a reputed business school said to the student "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really...

Convert Harm Into Benefit – Timur’s decision

Turco-Mongol commander and conqueror Timur (Tamerlane, 1336-1405), invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi Sultanate. The battle between  Turco-Mongol conqueror and Indian forces took place in 1398. ...

Don’t Rush To Change The World

  Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas...

Survivorship bias and the flip side of things

During World War II, the Hungarian mathematician Abraham Wald, who worked in the SRG laboratory in New York, considered how to minimize bomber losses...

Fire on Island

You are on an island, which is densely overgrown with dry grass and bushes. Suddenly you see that at one end of the island, a...

Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage Puzzle

A peasant has to cross a river with а wolf, a goat, and a cabbage. The boat can carry the peasant with only one...