By coincidence, Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine was also thinking money today.

In his latest post, Jarvis suggests everyone take a step back and try to summarize specific problems your business faces before charging ahead with strategies and solutions.

Engineers use this “define the problem, then create solutions” approach, Jarvis notes. So do lawyers and economists, and they’re coming up with creative, workable solutions all the time.

Think about it: What, specifically, are the hurdles your news organization faces? Don’t think of answers yet. Just carefully form the question and post it as a comment either here, or on BuzzMachine.

By the way, Jarvis is organizing a follow-up to last year’s Networked Journalism Summit

. This year’s event in May will focus on business models. Details TK.