"Where's Binky?" I asked my mother.
She explained I was a big boy now, and big boys did not use binkies, so she put it somewhere because I would not need it anymore. But this did not answer my question. I asked about Binky's location, not its appropriateness! I asked where, she answered why and how.
I never learned where Binky went, and I don't remember how my toddler brain processed this confusion. But I'd like to think it was the first time I realized there are always better questions to ask, and better answers to find.
I am currently asking questions about the following topics:
- policy and organizational learning efficacy
- diffusion of policy ideas, experiences, knowledge, and best practices
- innovation, particularly related to alternative energy
- writing processes
- productivity, organization, and workflows
- paradigm shift from environmental to sustainability law and public policy
- why mitigating climate change requires learning efficacy, and why most are asking the wrong questions
- the role of policy implementation, technological innovation, and public-private partnerships
- how the "laboratories of democracy" ideal could be realized by policymakers, utilities, and businesses if they started asking better questions