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Don’t Just Question Answers. Question Questions

Don’t Just Question Answers. Question Questions

In April 2014, I wrote an article titled “Why You Need to Question Answers”. Somehow though, I’ve known all along that this message doesn’t go far enough. True, most answers bare examination. But the best answer is limited by the question that has been asked. Some of the greatest minds in the world of any…


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Question ‘Common Wisdom’: It Isn’t Always Right!

For me, this song is pure genius. You might not have given it quite so much thought. Right now though, I wonder if you would listen to it and see if you agree that it broke a major rule and succeeded. Chances are, our thoughts will differ. But that’s fine. Music is about feeling, after…


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Demystifying the Data Dilemma

Every sci-fi nut/Douglas Adams fan knows that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.  Adams, it turns out, could have been predicting our Big Data problems when he pointed out that the reason for the unexpected answer was that the question was flawed.  In his model, the super computer Deep Thought would…


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Why Thought Leaders Need Provocateurs

If life on Earth really started with a single-celled organism, how has natural selection taken us to the point where there are now countless millions of life forms with more evolving daily?  Would any of this be possible if each kept strictly to itself?  If my angle is not yet clear, let me continue with…


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The Value of Questions

Author:  Andy Capaloff What is the value of a question?  Well strictly speaking, the realized value has far more to do with how it is received than what is actually asked, and factors beyond the control of the questioner will come into play in that regard.  So timing can be as important as wording and…