Then what?

It’s often about asking then what? If this, then what? 

If you get the paperwork and it says this, then what? If it says that, then what? If it says this AND that, then what? If is says neither this NOR that, then what?

The problem occurs when the answer to then what? is an assumption. In which case, maybe a series of then what’s? is required.

Let’s assume A points to B and B points to C. Then what?

What if A points to B and B points to D, then what?

What if A points to E, then what?

What if A points to F and F points back to A, then what?

Then what? Then what? Then what?

Then what needs to have a definite answer.

But what if it doesn’t have a definite answer? Then what? 

Then it needs to be asked again until you have a definite answer.

But what if there is no definite answer? Then what?

Then you have to assess the risk-reward, the cost-benefit, the return on investment.

Then what?

Then you take a chance.

Then what?

That’s it.

 

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