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Wed Sep 3, 2014 18:01 (XFF:

You bring up an interesting point about subjectivity. I often go to my colleagues to gauge my perspectives because they are removed from the thought processes that I have been cycling through in a way that keeps me more fresh.

Now my question is about the "trustworthiness" aspect. We can be as honest as we know how to be, but as you stated, we may be too close to the subject matter. How would we account for that?

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