Warren Berger

Innovation expert and questionologist Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author or co-author of eight books, including THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead, the bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, and the internationally acclaimed GLIMMER, named one of Businessweek’s Best Innovation and Design Books of the Year. His writing appears regularly in Psychology Today, Fast CompanyHarvard Business Review, and The New York Times. He lives in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @GlimmerGuy and subscribe to his blog posts.

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The Olympics as a “Beautiful Question”

The Olympics as a “Beautiful Question”

Plus, the story (and question) behind the amazing “blade runner” With the 2012 Summer Olympics having just concluded, I wanted to mention two points that tie in with the “Beautiful Questions” theme. The first point is that the Olympics is, itself, an ongoing endeavor to answer a beautiful question. The question was raised by Baron […]

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When things go wrong, how do we bounce back?

When things go wrong, how do we bounce back?

Andrew Zolli’s book Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back looks at what happens when companies, communities or complex systems (such as our financial system) encounter unforeseen shocks and disruptions? What enables them to recover instead of falling apart?

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Ask why five times

Ask why five times

The process of asking The 5 Whys, and how it can be used in almost any type of creative endeavor—including makes sense of your own life.

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John Cage, master questioner

John Cage, master questioner

Musician John Cage questioned everything, every day.

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Know some famous questioners?

Know some famous questioners?

Tackling big questions with Morgan Freeman and Alan Alda

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A question that defined a life

A question that defined a life

If you’re looking for an example of what I would call a “beautiful question”—a question that takes on a big and important idea, one that causes people to step back and re-assess the way they think—consider King’s famous question, “Can we all get along?”

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Why must businesses step back in order to move forward?

Why must businesses step back in order to move forward?

“Big Innovations Question the Status Quo. How Do You Ask the Right Questions?”

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Einstein and questioning

Einstein and questioning

Exploring the inquiring mind of one of our greatest thinkers

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Daniel Pink: “A veritable gold mine” of questions

Daniel Pink: “A veritable gold mine” of questions

The Book of Beautiful Questions is a veritable gold mine. In its pages, you will find fresh (and often brilliant) ways to use the power of the interrogative to sharpen your decision-making, boost your creativity, and deepen your connections to others. Berger’s insights are so potent and his advice so practical that only one question remains: What’s stopping you from picking up this extraordinary book?

—Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of WhenDrive, and A Whole New Mind

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