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The Rubik’s Cube: A question waiting to be answered

The Rubik’s Cube: A question waiting to be answered

Google recently released a great short video (see below) about the value of curiosity and questioning, partly in honor of Budapest-based educator Erno Rubik on the 40th anniversary of his Rubik’s Cube (created by him in 1974; released to the public in the 1980s), but also a call to nurture the next generation of “scientists, engineers, artists, designers, inventors, or something no one’s ever been before… but you can bet we’re going to need.”…

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A More Beautiful Question — The Book

A More Beautiful Question — The Book

We’re all hungry today for better answers. But first, we must learn to ask the right questions. In his groundbreaking 2014 bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool—one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile

10 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for T-Mobile 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of…

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BGSU

BGSU

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s visit to Bowling Green 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the…

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UTA

UTA

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at UTA 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the Lean…

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CCC

CCC

8 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at CCC 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the Lean…

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Seattle

Seattle

8 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Seattle Town Hall 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave…

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BioMarin

BioMarin

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at BioMarin 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the…

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

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

Thoughts on change, questioning, and childlike wonder from MIT’s Joichi Ito In recent weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the fuller versions of interviews conducted while I was researching and writing A More Beautiful Question. Here are some quotes from my talk with Joichi Ito (@Joi), one of the world’s most respected technologists and the current director of that hothouse of innovation known as the MIT Media Lab. Ito on why questioning is…

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Citi

Citi

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Citi Learning Series 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave…

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