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Want to Be a Better Problem Solver? You Should Brainstorm Questions, Not Solutions

In 2012, Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Research Group, wrote a compelling piece titled “Tunnel Vision and Selective Attention”, to delved into the problems caused by tunnel vision. Nielsen argued that tunnel vision is a natural response that impedes problem solving abilities. To break tunnel vision, you need to focus on brainstorming new questions, rather than ideas. Brainstorming Questions Helps You Better Understand the Problems You Have to Deal With Several years ago, I was a member of a business incubator in the town I lived in. The executive…

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