CHAPTER 4Stay in the Question


Computers are useless!They only give you answers.Pablo Picasso

Productive thinking requires us not to rush to answers but to hang back, to keep asking new questions even when the answers to the old ones seem so clear, so obvious, so right. One of the characteristics of productive thinkers is their ability to resist the urge to answer, the urge to know. They understand that settling on an answer may be the same as settling for an answer.

Staying in the question means being okay with the ambiguous. Being okay with ambiguity means being open to the possible.

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