Not Asking a Question

My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime.

From Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

Work Out The Implications

Recently re-read my favorite book of all time, Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson. I love this quote from the book:

They have not been talking so much as mentioning certain ideas and then leaving the other to work out the implications. This is a highly effective way to communicate.

Sometimes simply sharing an idea or concept without too much detail is better than talking about it ad nauseam.