Not another howto… but whetherto!

10 05 2008

Liked this: “Not another 8 ways” post from “Levite Chronicles”

While reading another HOW-TO book he reflects that he would rather need WHETHER-TO books/guides.

“How do I decide whether to take those steps, to read that book, to read the blog that mentions the book, to write this post rather than clean off the desk or make the bed or just stop and think?”

His refers to another statement, which makes sense to me:

What separates the great innovator from the mere data gatherer is the ability to stop gathering data and think about what has been gathered.” (from **CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life, by Dr Edward Hallowell, p 132.).

Yes, I do think I need a whether-filter. Do you?