Jason Fried, speaking with Clay Christensen:
“Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.”
I’ve always loved working with “T-Shaped” people – people who know a lot about one thing and then a little bit about a lot of things. These are people whose minds have been opened to new things that we’d never consider.
Asking questions is an invaluable skill, one that our schools must foster to train a new generation of workers. It’s what will open the floodgate for a new focus on knowledge work.