Why you should always ask…

I get satisfaction from helping people to meet other people, and to helping them find answers (or at least ideas to help them) to the questions they’re asking. It opens up my horizons to all of the possibilities I haven’t yet considered. And yet I often hear from people I talk to that they don’t…

I’m not sure what Quora is for … and I use it anyway

I have no idea how to explain Quora to other people who like to try software.  Borrowing a turn from It’s this for That, I’ll try to explain with a few examples: It’s a Question and Answer site for People Who Don’t Normally Answer Questions; It’s Facebook for Encyclopedias; It’s a UX Mess for people…

By the way, you don’t know all the answers

I used to be concerned with being right. I didn’t understand that there were many different kinds of being right, one prominent version of which was “it doesn’t matter if you’re right, if you bring it up at the wrong time or in the wrong way.” The key lesson to learn here was that I…