Asking naive questions is a sign of thinking with clarity - Deepstash

Asking naive questions is a sign of thinking with clarity

Part of the value in asking naïve questions,is that it forces people to explain things simply, which can help bring clarity to an otherwise complex issue. “If I just keep saying, ‘I don’t get it, can you tell me why once more?,’ it forces people to synthesize and simplify—to strip away the irrelevances and get to the core idea.”

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Somehow, we've defined the goal of schooling as enabling you to have more 'right answers than the person next to you. And we penalize incorrect answers. And we do this at a pace-especially now, in this highly focused test-prep universe-where we don't have time for extraneous questions.

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You can't "step back" If you're always rushing to get things done. Here, policies like Google's much celebrated "20 percent time," which stipulates that employees can devote one fifth of their time to Independent projects-in effect, to work on their own questions-can really pay off.

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Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

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To create good workers, education systems put a premium on compliancy and rote memorization of basic knowledge—excellent qualities in an industrial worker.

Picasso said,

'Computers are useless -- they only give you answers.'

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Einstein reckoned that if he had an hour to solve a problem and his life depended on it, he’d spend the first fifty-five minutes making sure he was answering the right question.

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How to handle disruptive technologies

"If history is any guide, companies that keep disruptive technologies bottled up in their labs, working to improve them until they suit mainstream markets, will not be nearly as successful as firms that find markets that embrace the attributes of disruptive technologies as they initially stand. "

Disruptive technologies will eventually follow a steep curve with enough iterations and intersect the mainstream market technologies. That would be the right time to invade them.

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The legend of "marathon"

The term "marathon" came from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger.

T'he legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon. It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly exclaiming, "we have wοn," before collapsing and dying.

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