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Legendary "Logical Thinking" Lecture by the Case Study Group of the University of Tokyo

Training "Broad Perspective" and "Deep Thinking" at Once with Case Problems

The Case Study Group of the University of Tokyo (Editor) ; Minato Shiraki (Author)
Publication Date: April 2022
List Price 1,980 JPY (10% consumption tax included)
ISBN:9784492558072 / Size:​​H210mm × W148mm / Softcover / 272 pages

This is the latest book by the University of Tokyo Case Study Group, the authors of the "Todai (the University of Tokyo) Notebook" series.
The series has sold more than 350,000 copies in Japan and has been translated into China, Korea, and Taiwan.

The "legendary lecture" that has never been published before is now available in book form!
The book systematizes the thinking method to solve problems with no answers by "broad perspective" and "deep consideration" and its training method.
The book systematizes the thinking method and its training method for solving problems with a "broad perspective" and "deep thinking."
Through carefully selected case problems, anyone can become a master of logical thinking!

Solve your questions about logical thinking at once!
- What are the objective criteria that separate logical thinking from non-logical thinking?
- How can we determine that we have thought deeply enough?
- How can we judge whether we have thought broadly enough?

With the "3 Steps," anyone can learn to think broadly, deeply, and logically!

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Overview

Systematizes thinking methods and training methods to solve problems with no answers with a "broad perspective" and "deep thinking." Anyone can become a master of logical thinking!

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Why is Logical Thinking so Difficult?
2 Confirmation of the Prerequisite Knowledge of Logical Thinking

Examples
1 Recognizing Common Mistakes
2 Five Major Causes of Oversights

Main Section
0 Preparation Before Beginning the Explanation
1 Grasping the Current Situation (1) Assumption
2 Grasping the Current Situation (2) Basic
3 Grasping the Current Situation (3) Development
4 Identify the Problem
5 Devise a Plan of Action
6 Accumulate Knowledge in Daily Life

Applied Examples
Checking the Understanding Level

Author Profile

The Case Study Group of the University of Tokyo (Editor) 

The Case Study Group of the University of Tokyo started its activities in June 2008, mainly consisting of aspiring strategy consulting firms. They conduct research on a wide range of case studies such as Fermi estimation and business cases, hold seminars, and provide job-hunting support activities.
They have written and edited the "Todai (the University of Tokyo) Notebook" series: "Fermi Estimation Notebook to Train Your Brain," "Case Problem Notebook to Train Your Ability to Solve Problems," and "Discussion Notebook to Train Your Ability to Discuss," all published by Toyo Keizai Inc.


Minato Shiraki (Author)

Minato Shiraki is a member of the Case Study Group of the University of Tokyo. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree and completed his graduate studies at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Science in 2013. In the same year, he started working as a management consultant at a foreign consulting firm, where he engaged in consulting for various companies as a manager. Since 2021, he has been a manager at a Japanese consulting firm.
Since completing graduate school, he has provided tutoring on logical thinking to university students and new workers. In the last four years, 73% of the students who received continuous guidance have obtained offers as management consultants from foreign strategy firms (82% if domestic firms are included). He also writes numerous web columns on logical thinking.

(Information is current at the time of publishing.)
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