What’s your favorite question? Over the years we’ve found that the most popular answers to this question are ‘why,’ ‘how,’ and ‘why not’ in that order. A trend we’ve also observed is that those who ask ‘why’ are typically more holistic or whole-brained thinkers, those who ask ‘how’ are typically more box thinkers, and those who ask ‘why not’ are typically the challenging thinkers. All types, of course, are equally valuable and equally required for innovation!
I love this part of the text:
Why does the typical 5-year old ask about 65 questions a day while the typical 40-something only asks about 6 questions a day?
In other words, ask like a child – be inquisitive!
This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.