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Five Why's: How Asking 5 Questions Allowed Me to Eat Dinner With My Kids, by Charles Duhigg, the New York Times

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They started by identifying a problem -- they never managed to have family dinner -- and by using "the Five Whys" found a root cause: The kids were taking too long to get dressed in the morning.

Before doing the analysis they never made a connection between morning routines and evening mealtimes.

But once they forced themselves to ask why after why, it was clear what needed to change.

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