Decision-Making 101 - Making Smart Choices
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Module Four - - Telling Questions and the Search for Data
Which questions will generate optimal insight?

Telling Questions lead us (like a smart bomb) right to the target. They are built with such precision that they provide sorting and sifting during the gathering or discovery process. They focus the investigation so that we gather only the very specific evidence and information we require, only those facts which "cast light upon" or illuminate the main question at hand.

Make sure "fairness" is one criterion on your Inspiration diagram. Attach a note to "fairness" and then use it for the list activity below.

Brainstorm with your partner until you have a list of at least 20 questions that might help you determine the fairness of a ship captain, then see if you rank them from most telling to least telling.

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