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Andy Leonard is an author and engineer who enjoys building and automating data integration solutions. Andy is co-host of the Data Driven podcast. Andy is no longer updating this blog. His current blog is

The Right Question

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Published Friday, February 12, 2010 8:00 AM by andyleonard

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Jack Corbett said:

Good advice, but what do you do when your problem is finding the right question?

February 12, 2010 7:55 AM

JonMCrawford said:

Well said, Andy.  IMHO, finding the right question is ALWAYS the problem. I think it goes back to the Metaproblems:Drama chapter, cut away the 'story' and get to the problem itself. Then, from above: "You have to consider what you know and what you don't know to ask a good question. In fact, the right question will take into account all you know and ask about all you do not know."

As with anything else, having a method to attack problems with (even discovery of problems) makes things easier.

February 12, 2010 8:33 AM

SQLRockstar said:


your posts lately have been wonderful. so good, in fact, that i am including you in my 'model' list of bloggers.

you can find your badge at

keep up the great work and i look forward to the next time we can chat for an hour in some remote airport.

February 12, 2010 9:35 AM

Chuck said:

Great stuff as always, Andy.

When I was in grad school in 1995, a Prof shared how she was building a DSS to assist an ER Team and when interviewing the ER Docs she learned that the key in saving life was correctly navigating the "decision tree". Asking good questions is EXTREMELY important.


February 12, 2010 11:51 AM

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