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

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

A great Google video about nurturing 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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Stephen Tobolowsky: “Improvisation works because it’s about the leap and not about the landing.”

Stephen Tobolowsky: “Improvisation works because it’s about the leap and not about the landing.”

Actor Stephen Tobolowsky on how asking questions helps you get to the truth of any situation and the importance of improv training for real life.

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“One closes Berger’s book newly conscious of the significance of smart questions”

“One closes Berger’s book newly conscious of the significance of smart questions”

“Is there a relationship between innovation and the ability to ask ambitious questions? The journalist and innovation expert Berger argues there is, and in this breezy management book he seeks to improve our capacity to question…. One closes Berger’s book newly conscious of the significance of smart questions.” —The New York Times

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Tips for asking better questions

Tips for asking better questions

8 characteristics that separate good questioners from the rest.

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Why should you be stuck without a bed if I’ve got an extra air mattress? {AMBQ Excerpt}

Why should you be stuck without a bed if I’ve got an extra air mattress? {AMBQ Excerpt}

Airbnb’s $10 billion valuation all started with a Beautiful Question.

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Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

If we want kids to question more, then we may need to find ways to make the act of questioning both “safe” and “cool.”

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Can you see the opportunity right in front of you?

Can you see the opportunity right in front of you?

A repost of my HBR.org article about releasing your inner George Carlin in order to innovate.

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A day that celebrated the importance of questioning

A day that celebrated the importance of questioning

Question Day 2014 (March 14) was a big success and a lot of fun. Here are some of the highlights, as well as a link to the new and expanded Question Week!

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