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 12 books, including his three books about the power of questioning: BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM: Transforming Classrooms Into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry, THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead, and A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. Warren’s 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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A.J. Jacobs: “Question every aspect”

A.J. Jacobs: “Question every aspect”

“In this wise book, Warren Berger shows us how crucial it is to question every aspect of our lives, from business to school to our choice of toothpaste. My question: Why wouldn’t you read this book?”

A.J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author and Esquire columnist

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Eric Ries: “Figuring out how to ask”

Eric Ries: “Figuring out how to ask”

“In the old economy, it was all about having the answers. But in today’s dynamic, lean economy, it’s more about asking the right questions. A More Beautiful Question is about figuring out how to ask, and answer, the questions that can lead to new opportunities and growth.”

Eric Ries, New York Times best-selling author of The Lean Startup

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Guy Kawasaki: “Real men ask questions”

Guy Kawasaki: “Real men ask questions”

“The genesis of many great startups is the simple question, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…?’ Berger helps you understand the power of questions to change the world. Real men ask questions, they don’t spout out answers.”

Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, and former chief evangelist at Apple

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What is a Beautiful Question?

What is a Beautiful Question?

A question could be considered “beautiful” for all kinds of reasons. Here’s mine….

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Tim Brown: “A life of curiosity and meaning”

Tim Brown: “A life of curiosity and meaning”

“Mastering the art of asking questions is essential to creativity and innovation. A More Beautiful Question should be standard reading for all aspiring design thinkers as well an inspiration to those searching for a life of curiosity and meaning.”

Tim Brown, Chief Executive, IDEO and author of Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations

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Oliver Burkeman: “A creative way of engaging with the world”

Oliver Burkeman: “A creative way of engaging with the world”

“In an age of instant information, it’s easier than ever to find answers, but also easy to forget how important it is to ask the right kinds of questions. In this deeply thought-provoking book, Warren Berger shows how learning the art of good questioning—and resisting the urge to race too quickly toward conclusions—is the path to a far more fruitful and creative way of engaging with the world, at work and in life as a whole.”

Oliver Burkeman, columnist at The Guardian and bestselling author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

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Warren Berger’s Books on Questioning

Warren Berger’s Books on Questioning

Three “beautiful question” books filled with essential questions and inspiration…

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What’s in the Book?

What’s in the Book?

Take a look at the Table of Contents for a good clue.

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Publishers Weekly: “An absorbing treatise that calls for more curiosity”

Publishers Weekly: “An absorbing treatise that calls for more curiosity”

Full Publishers Weekly review (1/19/14) Innovation specialist Berger (Glimmer) takes on some big questions in this absorbing treatise that calls for more curiosity in our corporate development and daily lives. Having studied the business realm, Berger found that many companies establish cultures that discourage inquiry, particularly the all-important question: “Why are we doing this particular […]

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Kirkus Reviews: “The significance of the questioning mind”

Kirkus Reviews: “The significance of the questioning mind”

Full Kirkus review (Jan 1, 2014) A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION “How the art of the inquiry can transform ideas into action. Journalist and advertising guru Berger (Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World, 2009) examines the science of questioning and the ways in which the world’s top innovators have used […]

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