Why would people rather reschedule meetings three times than politely decline? Why are we more willing to invest in the stock market than in our lives?
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” — Albert Einstein
The quality of your life is defined by the quality of your questions. The quality of your questions reflects how much you understand the world.
As a product manager at Google, I ask questions to help teams prioritize the work that supports a multi-billion-dollar business.
As a leadership coach at LivingOS, I ask questions to help leaders clarify what they want in life.
As a creator for newsletters and podcasts, I ask questions to help the audience feel smart as they navigate the fascinating world.
My job is to ask probing questions that interrupt people’s automatic response, causing them to look at the root cause and rethink the problem.1
Would you be interested in asking better questions in life?
I started Just Curious to help my friends learn faster, think better, and uplevel their work and life. Here are a few questions I like to ask:
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Thanks to Dani Trusca, Cameron Zargar, Jesse Germinario, Rika Goldberg, David Burt for providing feedback on this project.
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Socrates (470-399 BC) was a Greek philosopher who sought to get to the foundations of his students' and colleagues' views by asking continual questions until a contradiction was exposed, thus proving the fallacy of the initial assumption. The Socratic Method not only encourages critical thinking skills but also enables us to approach life as intellectuals.