By Warren Berger
During this groundbreaking ebook, journalist and innovation professional Warren Berger exhibits that probably the most strong forces for igniting swap in company and in our day-by-day lives is a straightforward, under-appreciated tool—one that has been on hand to us for the reason that adolescence. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully"—can aid us determine and remedy difficulties, get a hold of game-changing principles, and pursue clean possibilities. So why are we frequently reluctant to invite "Why?"
Berger's extraordinary findings show that although teenagers commence asking hundreds of thousands of questions an afternoon, wondering "falls off a cliff" as young children input institution. In an schooling and enterprise tradition devised to present rote solutions over demanding inquiry, wondering isn't encouraged—and, actually, is usually slightly tolerated.
And but, as Berger indicates, the main inventive, profitable humans are typically professional questioners. They've mastered the paintings of inquiry, elevating questions not anyone else is asking—and discovering robust solutions. the writer takes us within 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 realm 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 colleges do approximately that?
- considering that wondering is a place to begin for innovation, how may perhaps businesses and company leaders start to motivate and take advantage of it?
- And most vital, how can each one folks re-light that wondering spark—and use inquiry as a strong potential to reconsider and reinvent our lives?
A extra appealing query outlines a realistic Why / What If / How method of inquiry that may consultant you thru the method of cutting edge questioning—helping you discover inventive, robust solutions for your personal "beautiful questions."
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A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger