New Radar article: "Our Favorite Questions"

Posted by Q McCallum on 2020-10-22

An AI consultant, a product manager, and an attorney walk into a bar … and explore their favorite questions.

Put another way, I teamed up with AI product manager Chris Butler and attorney Shane Glynn to explore the kinds of questions that lead to productive discussions and meaningful, actionable insights:

The authors’ jobs all involve asking questions. A lot of questions. We do so out of genuine curiosity as well as professional necessity: Q is an ML/AI consultant, Chris is a product manager in the AI space, and Shane is an attorney. While we approach our questions from different angles because of our different roles, we all have the same goal in mind: we want to elicit truth and get people working with us to dig deeper into an issue. Preferably before things get out of hand, but sometimes precisely because they have.

A recent discussion led us down the path of our favorite questions: what they are, why they’re useful, and when they don’t work so well. We then each chose our top three questions, which we’ve detailed in this article.

(As a bonus, it includes my favorite quote from Daniel Pennac’s La Fée Carabine… )

Please head over to O’Reilly Radar for the full article: