My bookshelf

QuestioningBookshelfx600The below booklist is a mix of books that have been on my main bookshelf (both as inspiration and resources) during the past years of exploring and writing A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION. Lots of building, changing, transforming, sparking, fulfillment, and creativity, I notice. Of course, I had to add my own books to the shelf, and I’ve also added some more recent titles that have impressed and inspired me.    —Warren Berger

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
by Warren Berger

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
by Edgar H. Schein

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It
by Ian Leslie
Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions
by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
by Todd Kashdan
The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen

Ask More Questions: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change
by Frank Sesno
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink
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Innovator’s Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next
by Steven Johnson

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline Arnold
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

The Global Achievement Gap; Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
by Shunryu Suzuki
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer with Charles Fishman


Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
by Jay Heinrichs

Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
by Jacqueline Novogratz
Flight to Creativity by Min Basadur
Flight to Creativity: How to Dramatically Improve Your Creative Performance
by Min Basadur
The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living
by Randy Komisar with Kent Lineback

The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well
by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield
What? Are These the Most Important Questions in Human History – Or Is This a Game of 20 Questions
by Mark Kurlansky
Last Words: A Memoir
by George Carlin
Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
by Luke Williams
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
by Eric Ries
CAD Monkeys: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovation by Warren Berger
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Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World  (Korean edition)
by Warren Berger
The Book of Questions
by Gregory Stock

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
by Christopher Bonanas

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters
by John Bielenberg

Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation
by Patrick Van Der Pijl and Justin Lokitz

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Journalist and speaker Warren Berger realized that the majority of successful creatives and entrepreneurs he was interviewing over the years were great questioners. His wondering about "How can we all learn to do what they do?” led to this website and the writing of his latest book, A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION. Follow him on Twitter at @GlimmerGuy and subscribe to his blog posts here.

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