Re: [XTalk] OT "How they do it"
- JEFFERY: . . . I see that I've gotten more productive as I grow older
because I am better at filtering out the unnecessary from the necessary as I
BRUCE: Somewhere in here, I think, may be the root of the whole business.
Some people have a knack for seeing the right place to begin work on a
problem, or on sensing when a much worked-on problem is ready to "go;" they
are adept at snaking the kinglog out of the jam.
Addendum from Jeffery Hodges: I think that a couple of things help with that knack: (1) breadth of vision that comes from wide-ranging curiosity and (2) concentration upon narrowly focused questions that can broaden out into broad-ranging solutions.
Like Prufrock, we should avoid the overwhelming question.
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