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Author's Note #1: This latest iteration of this web site is in being upgraded and re-branded  for How. The Problem Solver's HandbookTM (and system). The handbook/system presently exists under different names (See "A Short History" below) and has been sold in various forms for the past 30 years.  I am currently upgrading the book/system to make to make it more contemporary and to offer it in various digital formats previously not in existence.  I plan on releasing this updated How. The Problem Solver's HandbookTM version as both printed books and as various downloadable books in formats to designed to reach the burgeoning e-reader markets.  As it now stands, the downloadable book will be first out of the chute in early to mid 2017.  If you would like to be notified via email as these books become available, please email me your name at: and you will be among the first to know!  (In the mean time, there are still a few copies of the Future-izer Handbook available ($25 + $ 5 shipping and handling ) if you just can't wait:  Order at

AUTHOR'S NOTE #2:  Given the current chaotic state of the world, it seemed to me, that what is most needed information-wise is a generic set of procedures that enable one to make it up as he or she goes along while still applying sound principles of thinking, planning and doing to any given operation.  Hence, I have decided to retool this work to reflect this dynamic "quicksand reality" we find ourselves trying to navigate through. If you have any thoughts and comments you would like to share on this please contact me at:  We are all in this together... 

Thank you. 
R. Geoffrey Blackburn

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How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook   Description:
  • How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook is a new kind of refer­ence book. It shows how to define and reach your goals—helping you build the desired reality.

  • How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook  arranges timeless principles into a logical, generic framework allowing you to plug-in and use your knowledge and experience in innovative and profitable ways.

  • How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook helps you diagnose problems and prescribe realistic solutions. It helps you stay on track, balance your perspective and make decisions you will not later regret.

  • How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook explores the Creation Process®, tracing the evolution of an idea through each phase of its transformation into physical reality. It is a 1compendium of common sense arranged in the order of efficient application. It can be effectively applied to any endeavor on any scale.

  • How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook ™  does not lecture, moralize or advocate any particular “ism, ology or ocracy.” It is not another “think-good-thoughts” or “do-what-I-do-and-be-successful” book.

  • 1com pen dium,  n.  A summary of much information compressed into little space.



*A Short History of

How.  The Problem Solver's Handbook

The How. The Problem Solver's Handbook  odyssey officially began in 1983 with the first version of the book, entitled The Life Primer. As I studied and reflected, the book evolved. It became   American Know-How and then simply, How (the first published version). There were various other incarnations including: The Actualizer, 20-20 Foresight, C.O.Y.A., How to Think Out of the Box, How To Make it Real and then the much expanded version: Future-izer Handbook®  published in 1995 (which it remained from 1995 until 2004.  In 2004 the book morphed into the Human Operator's Manual®. Recently, given the rapidly deteriorating state of our country and the world, it occurred to me that what we desperately needed was a massive dose of "American know-how" to save ourselves.  Hence, that 1983 title was resurrected in 2011.  Now, however, it seems that this latest incarnation: How. The Problem Solver's Handbook  best captures the current state of the work  and best applies to the 21st century world situation- although all the previous titles still apply.


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