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Ask Different Questions

Ask unusual questions when seeking for new answers, else you get the usual answers. 

Push yourself to think what’s surprising, what you are ignoring and what you thing might be of use. Different questions open you up to new possibilities and create a more flexible, agile mind-set.

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

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