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NASA

NASA

10 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for NASA 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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“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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Helm

Helm

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for Helm 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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Lam

Lam

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for Lam 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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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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Schools

Schools

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation 1. Encourage questioning in the classroom. The Edutopia.org post “5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners” looks at 5 simple ways to encourage student questioning. » Bonus read: See the follow-up post “Encouraging Student Questioning” with more tips from teachers. 2. Be on the lookout for mysteries and inconsistencies. Good questioners look for things that don’t make sense: Why are…

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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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Milliman

Milliman

8 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Milliman 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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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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