Now it’s been expanded into Question Week!
Question Day 2014 (March 14) was a success and a lot of fun. The Right Question Institute and I were aiming to generate conversation and awareness of the importance of questioning on Einstein’s birthday (also celebrated as Pi Day worldwide by lovers of math and science—who knew?), so we were very pleased to see a steady stream of tweets and blog posts throughout the day with people sharing their thoughts and questions. Thanks to all who participated!
Just for the record, here are a few noteworthy links re: Question Day 2014:
- The CBC made a Storify overview out of some top tweets: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/03/einsteins-birthday-celebrated-with-questionday2014.html
- The blog Rethinked ran “Making the Ordinary Unknown to Rethink Anything,” which offers a nice mashup of Question Day and my article for the Harvard Biz Review “Can You See The Opportunity Right In Front of You?,” where I found connections between the observational humor of George Carlin and the entrepreneurism of Jack Dorsey.
- WBUR, the NPR station for the Boston area, posted a “Cognescenti” education think piece by Dan Rothstein, co-director of The Right Question Institute, titled ‘A Holy Curiosity’: We Can Vastly Improve Education By Teaching This One Skill
- My publisher Bloomsbury supported Question Day with this fun gif-laden Buzzfeed listicle they created: “12 Questions That Changed Everything (and 1 Statement That Will)”
- For those who became intrigued by the whole idea of questioning, I also created this quick “8 Tips for Asking Better Questions” page, with this accompanying Slideshare, for those who’d rather click than read.
In 2015, we’ve expanded the awareness campaign to a full week called “Question Week,” which culminates on Einstein’s birthday on March 14.
Check out all the Question Week articles and links by clicking on the image below.