The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving

James Korn

Published by

Troubador

ISBN

9781785891069

RRP

£16.00

Reviewed by

Dave Hay MBCS CITP

Score

6 out of 10

I chose this book mainly based upon the title, to which I related as an inveterate solver of problems.

Whilst the book is absolutely about problem solving, it wasn't quite what I expected. In this book, the author, Janos Korn, digs deeply into the use of language, including semantics, natural language and structure.

Thus I found the book to be of somewhat limited relevance to my day-to-day work as an engineer, IT consultant, problem solver etc.

By this, I don't mean to imply that the book isn't likely to be of use to many others, I found the language, repeated and multiple references and, most importantly, the format to be of limited interest.

With specific regard to formatting, I'd have preferred the book to make more use of indentation and punctuation, as it was hard to separate the paragraphs from the examples.

So, in summary, whilst this is obviously an extremely well-written and deeply researched publication, I found it to be a somewhat arduous and less-than-relevant read.

Given that I obviously failed to understand the purpose and target audience of this book, I cannot find major fault with the publication itself, but, in terms of relevance to me, the reader, I'd give it 6/10.

Further information: Troubador

April 2016