Spotting wrong questions
“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
–Antony Jay, British writer, broadcaster, director and actor
I’m planning to use that quote in several posts I want to write soon, so I will put it here to have it on the table.
Multiple Internet sites attribute this quote to Antony Jay.
I learned a long time ago from one of my colleagues that asking a good question focuses the discussion on key issues and improves learning. Going the opposite direction, a wrong question distracts from the important or relevant issues.
Saw another quote from the writer that gave me a chuckle:
He’s suffering from Politicians’ Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it
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