The answers you receive depend on the questions you ask, don’t they?

If you had an hour to solve a problem, how much time would you invest in framing the question? That was a query considered by Albert Einstein, widely viewed as the most influential scientist of the twentieth century. His answer was, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Einstein’s 55:5-minute formula may not be the ideal ratio for all situations, but his analysis ...

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