Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I LOVE questions.
I want to master Questioning (The Art of Asking Questions).”
“What’s your approach?”
“I practice it constantly. I have a special notebook only for questions.
Another thing I like to do is deconstruct questions. One outcome of this is the creation of question-templates [<link; medium length], which are a practical tool for generating questions.
One of my latest projects is gathering all the question-templates in one place.”
“How do you organize them?”
“I have a document for each of the question-kernels:
Their structure looks like this (x, y, z are variables):
What x ?
What x now?
What [do you want to focus on] now?
What x next?
What [do you want to focus on] next?
What x y ?
What [beautiful opportunities] [are there around you]?
What [problem] [are you trying to solve]?
What [book] [do you want to implement next]?
What are x ?
What are [the answers]?
What are the fundamentals of x ?
What are the fundamentals of [Learning]?
What are the [superlative] x ?
What are the [most powerful] [resources you have]?
What can x ?
What can you x ?
What can you [add]?
What can you [subtract]?
What can you [play with]?
What can you x y ?
What can you [play with] [in this context]?
What can you [practice] [now]?
What do x ?
What do you want to x ?
What do you want to [feel]?
What do you want to x y ?
What do you want to [master] [in the next ten years]?
What do you want to [master] [in this lifetime]?
What does x ?
What does x y ?
What does [a quality rep] [look like]?
What does [a quality rep] [feel like]?
What if x ?
What if you eliminated x from y?
What if you eliminated [activity z] from [your life]?
What is x ?
What is [the answer]? (One Thing)
What is [essential]?
What is [exciting]?
What is [the next step]?
What is your x ?
What is your [compass]?
What is [superlative] x ?
What is the [most powerful] [resource you have]?
What makes x ?
What makes [you come alive]?
What makes x y?
What makes x [fun]?
What makes x [funny]?
What might x ?
What might [this look like from their perspective]?
This is but a very small glimpse of it.
As a mind-map it looks like this: