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Bhavin Gandhi

Really nice article, Bob. I think that we might not be capable enough to say more than we know, but everyone is capable enough to direct people to their contacts who might be helpful. Don't you think?

Wally Bock

I loved this post, Bob. First because it shines a light on something that most of us who have been labeled "experts" (even if only for the purpose of an interview) have experienced. And I loved your comment that "a lot of creativity happens that way."

It sure does. It's not the "creativity" of making up facts or statistics (the number of people at Nucor hq, for example) but the creativity of insight. I'm in the midst of interviews promoting my new book with Tom Hall, Ruthless Focus. I find that often the way an interviewer asks a question gets me thinking about things in a slightly different way. Sometimes, when that happens, I hear some novel insight coming out of my mouth and I find myself hoping that someone is taping this thing so that I can capture it later.

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