Why Questions Are More Important?
Why questions are more important even than the answers?
We all learn by asking questions. Children learn by asking questions. Students learn by asking questions. Marketers develop customer insights by asking questions. Innovators learn about and understand client needs by asking questions. What is more, brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions because they know that this kind of inquiry is the best way to gain deeper insights.
Here are ten more reasons why questions are more important than the answers. Consider these for example:
1. We run this company (Google) in questions, not answers. (Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google)
2. If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solutions, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper ‘question’ to ask for once I know the proper ‘question’, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.’ (Albert Einstein)
3. Without a good ‘question’, a good answer has no place to go. (Clayton Christensen)
4. The wise man doesn’t give the right answers. He poses the right ‘questions.’ (Claude Levi-Strauss)
5. Judge a man by his ‘questions’ rather than his answers. (Voltaire)
6. You can tell whether a man is clever by his ‘answers.’ You can tell whether a man is wise by his ‘questions.” (Naguib Mahfouz)
7. Children enter school as ‘question marks’ and leave as ‘periods.’ (Neil Postman)
8. At the root of an answer is a ‘question.’ (J.W. Getzels)
9. In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a ‘question’ mark on the thing you have long taken for granted. (Bertrand Russell)
10. We live in the world our questions create. (David Cooper Rider)