A useful tool in any enterprising individual’s arsenal is the ability to think creatively and critically simultaneously.

To be able to place oneself in a state of vulnerability and to lay it all out on a blank field for the world to see and scrutinize requires courage: to be wrong, to fail, to be convinced otherwise. To play the role of devil’s advocate from a multitude of positions while at the same time advocating for your own is a skill that it seems few exercise.

The whiteboards aren’t just physical anymore, either. They’re also digital. They’re collaborative, iterative, and even downright disruptive. They are also not just for looking out and brainstorming, they’re also for looking inward. For seeing things more clearly and asking the really hard questions.

If you’re not asking the hard questions and making the case, no one else will.

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