About

BergerAvatarx200-2I’m Warren Berger, author, questionologist, and speaker on innovation, and this is my 7-year-old website about questioning.

Over the years, I’ve interviewed and studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, and creative thinkers to analyze how they ask fundamental questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities. In 2014 I wrote the bestselling A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (Bloomsbury)—more than 100,000 print and digital copies have been sold and it’s still going strong.

Following that book’s launch, as I gave speeches, did interviews, and engaged with audiences, I found that people were galvanized by the potential of questioning, but they also seemed hungry for something more specific. So, I did even more research to figure out where questioning can be particularly useful.

Three years in the making, The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead (due to be published by Bloomsbury on Oct. 30, 2018), is packed with hundreds of actionable questions encompassing common work / life situations—such as conquering fear of failure, dealing with a difficult boss, connecting more deeply with an old friend, or overcoming creative block. In doing the research for this book, I’ve become even more impressed with the power of good questions to spark change and progress, and will be sharing what I’ve learned on this site and via my newsletter.

In 2009 I wrote the internationally acclaimed Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World (later retitled CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovation), published by The Penguin Press. I also write for Fast CompanyHarvard Business Review, and was a longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine. (Official bio here)

If you’re interested in questioning—and here’s why you should be—this site has lots to offer, including articles about why questioning leads to innovationhow it can help you be more successful in your career, and how we can all get better at asking the kind of “beautiful questions” that spark change in our businesses and lives.

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Even though I’ve dubbed myself a “questionologist,” I’m still on a journey of inquiry—with help from inquisitive, interested people like you—to arrive at a better understanding of this important and intriguing subject. Please share any thoughts, anecdotes, ideas (and of course, questions). And be sure to subscribe to this blog and/or the comments if you want to be part of the ongoing conversation.

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