Suyin Aerts
February 9, 2024


This week I had the chance to moderate some interesting panels. One of the speakers said something very relevant: the interpretation of data is the new gold.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data-driven decision-making, the art of asking precise questions becomes more and more important for extracting valuable insights. As we navigate this era where interpretation of data is starting to become the new gold, mastering the skill of inquiry is a skill many of us will need.

This is one of the reasons my new book is about asking quintessential questions.

The right question acts as a compass in every conversation we have. But it also  guides us through the vast sea of data out there, words, sounds, visuals, pictures, numbers and letters.

The prompts will be able to transform that raw data into actionable knowledge.

We need to be able to see as humans what patterns and trends we see in the world, both online and offline.

The answers on the questions and the interpretation of these answers will be what we base ourselves upon to make informed decisions.

In an age where data is abundant, asking strategic questions is the gateway to refining our focus and extracting meaningful narratives.

Interpreting data isn't just about crunching numbers; it's about understanding the nuances and recognizing correlations. We always need to understand the context.

I believe that in my book I prove how important precision in questioning is. Making sure we interpret what we heard in the correct way.

The ability to pose the right questions is a skill set that sets apart leaders, innovators, and decision-makers. It's about asking not just what happened, but why it happened and what it implies for the future.

In conclusion, the significance of asking the right questions in the era of data interpretation cannot be overstated. 

Let's remember that the true value lies not just in the data itself, but in the questions we skillfully pose to extract its golden insights.

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