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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“Today, we can’t afford to become adults”

“Today, we can’t afford to become adults”

MIT’s Joichi Ito’s thoughts on change, questioning, and childlike wonder

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Michelle Obama on friendship, fear of failure, and focusing on learning

Michelle Obama on friendship, fear of failure, and focusing on learning

Michelle Obama’s advice to her younger self offers some good life lessons and even a shout-out to asking questions.

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How might questioning tie in with health and fitness?

How might questioning tie in with health and fitness?

I don’t necessarily associate health clubs with questioning—or with innovation, for that matter. But Anytime Fitness enlightened me…

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Can a school be built on questions? {AMBQ excerpt}

Can a school be built on questions? {AMBQ excerpt}

Deborah Meier on “What if our schools could train students to be better lifelong learners by enabling them to be better questioners?“

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What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

Steve Wozniak has lots of stories. But the ones I found most interesting have to do with Wozniak’s curiosity as a boy. When he would ask his engineer father questions, the answers changed Wozniak’s world. Whose world have you changed lately?

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What’s really going on when we “have no time” to question?

What’s really going on when we “have no time” to question?

We’re running away from our own thoughts during these “too busy” days. If you’re afraid of the void, here’s why to fill it with a question.

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Here are 5 questions a leader shouldn’t ask

Here are 5 questions a leader shouldn’t ask

In this post, which ran recently on the Harvard Business Review site, I list five questions that, when asked by leaders, can actually do more harm than good.

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Curious kids: What makes them question so much? {AMBQ excerpt}

Curious kids: What makes them question so much? {AMBQ excerpt}

In this short excerpt from AMBQ, I ask leading child psychologists about what’s going on kids’ developing brains and why that causes them to ask hundreds of questions a day—up until about age five.

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Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life. Interviews with authors A. J. Jacobs and Caroline Arnold.

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Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep talks about the failure to teach and ask big questions at today’s elite colleges, and how this impacts tomorrow’s leaders.

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