Smashing the State of Dumb·stuck by Nick Fleming

Nick Fleming

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Smashing the State of Dumb·stuck:
How to achieve impact and influence in the future world of work by mastering real-world problem-solving

Nick Fleming

Most people are solving problems in the wrong way most of the time. It incurs big personal, organisational and societal costs. But it is possible to remedy this situation with immediate effect.

Smashing the state of dumb·stuck is 'the leading book' on real-world problem solving. Described as a 'globally significant contribution to human endeavour', it is rich in practical insights for leaders and professionals everywhere.

Nick Fleming explains that many leaders are dumb·stuck: unable to elevate their careers and contributions because their know-how and judgement is no longer suited to their situation. It is an argument backed by evidence and international experience. It is hardly surprising then that complex problem solving is the #1 skill needed for the future of work.

Fortunately, you can learn better problem solving and deliver results fast. Smashing the state of dumb·stuck provides crucial and surprising insights with actionable strategies. The practical knowhow is supported by real-world scenarios from several industry sectors.

Rather than sharing best practice methods, Nick Fleming has shared 'best practical methods'. In short, it is the must-read guide for anyone who wants to be successful, impactful and sought-after in the fast-changing world of work.


'Smashing the State of Dumb·stuck' is packed with tools, tricks and tips to upend tired solutions that leave so many of business and society’s problems running sores. With the urgency of the crises in climate, nature and post-pandemic debt the timing of this book could not be better. The apt examples, drawing on the author’s real-life application of the methods, will accelerate uptake and benefits for the reader. This book is a globally significant contribution to human endeavour and I commend it to any professional wanting to increase their vocational contribution to making the world a better place.

Peter Young, Independent Environmentalist,
Trustee at Green Purposes Company (UK),
Chair of ISO Sustainable Finance International Standards Committee (ISO TC/322)



Published: 2021

Trim size: 7.5 x 9.25 (19.05 x 23.5 cm) 

Page count: 330 

Internal pages: B&W

Binding: Paperback 

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