By Warren Berger
During this groundbreaking booklet, journalist and innovation specialist Warren Berger exhibits that essentially the most strong forces for igniting switch in company and in our day-by-day lives is a straightforward, under-appreciated tool—one that has been to be had to us seeing that adolescence. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully"—can aid us determine and resolve difficulties, get a hold of game-changing rules, and pursue clean possibilities. So why are we regularly reluctant to invite "Why?"
Berger's brilliant findings show that even supposing childrens start asking countless numbers of questions an afternoon, wondering "falls off a cliff" as teenagers input university. In an schooling and enterprise tradition devised to gift rote solutions over demanding inquiry, wondering isn't encouraged—and, in reality, is typically slightly tolerated.
And but, as Berger exhibits, the main inventive, profitable humans are typically specialist questioners. They've mastered the artwork of inquiry, elevating questions nobody else is asking—and discovering robust solutions. the writer takes us inside of red-hot companies like Google, Netflix, IDEO, and Airbnb to teach how wondering is baked into their organizational DNA. He additionally stocks inspiring tales of artists, academics, marketers, basement tinkerers, and social activists who replaced their lives and the area round them—by beginning with a "beautiful question."
Berger explores vital questions, such as:
- Why aren't we nurturing kids' normal skill to question—and what can mom and dad and faculties do approximately that?
- for the reason that wondering is a place to begin for innovation, how may well businesses and company leaders start to inspire and take advantage of it?
- And most vital, how can each one people rekindle that wondering spark—and use inquiry as a robust capability to reconsider and reinvent our lives?
A extra attractive query outlines a pragmatic Why / What If / How method of inquiry that may consultant you thru the method of cutting edge questioning—helping you discover ingenious, strong solutions in your personal "beautiful questions."
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A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger