Everything here is my opinion. I do not speak for your employer.
Question the Question
- The same is true in a number of areas in which I have worked. In
general, if people in a field have bogged down on questions that seem very
hard, it is a good idea to ask whether they are really working on the right
questions. Often some other question is not only easier to answer but
actually more interesting! (One drawback of this trick is that it often gets
people angry. An academic who has spent years on a hard problem is rarely
grateful when you suggest that his field can be revived by bypassing
-- Paul Krugman
- It is astonishing what foolish things a man thinking alone can come
temporarily to believe.
--John Maynard Keynes
Both quotes via How I Work by Paul Krugman.