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So yesterday I posed a question.
The question was, In a short and succinct manner, please provide an example of a risk.
Of course most of you ignored me … or insulted me … but some of you responded and to you I’m grateful.
Oh, and congratulations to Andy who demonstrated he still has the mental age of a teenager by being the closest to the ‘best answer’ … acknowledging ‘best answer’ is highly ambiguous and it really means just being similar to the answer the 15 year old student responded with – which is below.
As I mentioned yesterday, this all stemmed from an article I read about school exam questions and the reason I asked that specific question is because I saw how one student answered it and I thought it was evil genius.
And what’s better is the teacher gave the credit – which is doubly impressive.
For the record, I wouldn’t have answered it that way and that’s why this kids response made me remember that in an industry where we continually try to add layers of drama and flair to everything we do, sometimes, the most creative response to a problem is the most practical.
Of course, you can only do that if you truly understand the problem and the objective, but if you do, you can be utterly mischievous, creative and effective all at the same time.
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