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  1. Oddly enough, the answer to this question comes to us from the Japanese tradition. When lean manufacturing principles were laid down, one of the key challenges was cost reduction. And to do this, you need to find the reason for their appearance.

    I invented a technique that helps solve the problem of finding the root cause (although I rather formalized it in an accessible form) Japanese industrialist Sakichi Toyoda. This technique consists of asking 5 consecutive times the question “And what?” or, as the Japanese suggest, ” Why?” The technique is aimed at finding the root cause, and in most cases, in 5 questions you can get to the bottom of any problem, both industrial and personal.

    Proof of work wikipedia.org

  2. There are usually two options, any “and what?” pushes either to “yes nothing”, and, in general, a dead end, or to the movement of convolutions for justification, which contributes to any continuation of the dialogue, even internal.�

    Following the second option, the brain, with a strong desire, will reach the “wow” level of argumentation,this is a plus. Following the first one will tell you “bye”, which is more like a minus sign.

    If someone else is still participating in the dialog, then such a phrase as ” and what?” most likely, it will be irritating.

  3. Without a doubt! To your thoughts especially. It lets you not worry about things that can't be fixed. However, you need to remember that you do not need to answer :” So what?” in cases where the problem can be fixed.

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