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A More Beautiful Question The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas In this groundbreaking audiobook 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 underapp

  • Title: A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
  • Author: Warren Berger Michael Quinlan
  • ISBN: 9781491589694
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Audio CD
  • A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas By Warren Berger Michael Quinlan, In this groundbreaking audiobook, 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, underappreciated tool one that has been available to us since childhood Questioning deeply, imaginatively, beautifully can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game chIn this groundbreaking audiobook, 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, underappreciated tool one that has been available to us since childhood Questioning deeply, imaginatively, beautifully can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities So why are we often reluctant to ask Why Berger s surprising findings reveal that even though children start out asking hundreds of questions a day, questioning falls off a cliff as kids enter school In an education and business culture devised to reward rote answers over challenging inquiry, questioning isn t encouraged and, in fact, is sometimes barely tolerated.And yet, as Berger shows, the most creative, successful people tend to be expert questioners They ve mastered the art of inquiry, raising questions no one else is asking and finding powerful answers The author takes us inside red hot businesses like Google, Netflix, IDEO, and Airbnb to show how questioning is baked into their organizational DNA He also shares inspiring stories of artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, basement tinkerers, and social activists who changed their lives and the world around them by starting with a beautiful question Berger explores important questions, such as Why aren t we nurturing kids natural ability to question and what can parents and schools do about that Since questioning is a starting point for innovation, how might companies and business leaders begin to encourage and exploit it And most important, how can each of us reignite that questioning spark and use inquiry as a powerful means to rethink and reinvent our lives A More Beautiful Question outlines a practical Why What If How system of inquiry that can guide you through the process of innovative questioning helping you find imaginative, powerful answers to your own beautiful questions.

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    1. I read quite a few of these kinds of books and mostly they are at best only somewhat helpful This book was far beyond merely helpful, it was inspirational After listening to this on audio, I am now trying to decide whether to buy it in Kindle or as a hard copy in order to grab the quotes and questions I loved most The first two chapters were enthralling to me because they centered on education How can we set our children and students free to ask questions It is certainly not by presenting educat [...]

    2. This is one of those books that would have been twice as good if it were half as long You d be better off selecting the best posts from the blog that eventually gave rise to the book Still, I loved the concept, and there is no shortage of interesting examples of the benefits of asking questions.Children are notorious for their questions According to one estimate, they ask around 40,000 questions between ages two and five, driving their parents crazy in the process Then something happens and most [...]

    3. For the 99.999 PercentIn short, if you want better answers and innovative solutions, you need to work on your ability to ask better questions and this is the book to help you do just that If you want to connect and communicate deeply and productively, then you want to practice the type of master questioning that this book describes Very few of us are pursuing our lives with such conviction that there is no room for improvement Those who are leading such lives do so because they are already mas [...]

    4. While this is not specifically aimed at educators, a great deal of learning can occur when we direct students to consider questions rather than answers In education there is usually a right and a wrong answer If we are preparing learners to succeed in the real world then we need to ensure they know how to ask questions This book gets you started on considering questions Instead of giving tests the only measure one s ability to memorize, give tests that allow learners to pose and answer questions [...]

    5. Why Question in the First Place Time is a most precious finite resource Most people in business are always busy Business leaders are always anxious to act and do But they forget to question just if what they are doing is the right thing In A More Beautiful Question Warren Berger argues that we should take time to think and ask questions.Berger argues for a very specific type of questions to ask Questions that are ambitious yet actionable and that can change the way we perceive or think about so [...]

    6. Humans are naturally wired to seek simple cause and effect stories If A then B If we change A this way then B changes that way.Unfortunately, most of the world isn t that way, whether it s the natural world, our culture or to the greatest extent with the relationships between people Situations are much nuanced, complex, and much less predictable than we think, but because we don t have time or knowledge to reflect on everything we encounter in the world to that depth, we tend to just simplify [...]

    7. A comforting read A good reminder that you don t necessarily need the answers, as long as you re asking the right questions.

    8. I loved this one It had a lot of inspirational thinking about focusing on the right question, but also some very real life applications I put to work immediately Framestorming , brainstorms that focus only on the right question, was an immediate win.

    9. I was walking around Politics and Prose in Washington DC when I came upon this relative thin book The title intrigued me so I started look into it At first the book did not appeal to me much, although some of the chapters did seem interesting I ended up buying it as a part of my personal mission to find anything and everything regarding improving myself and spurring my thinking process.I am very glad that I did because this book has turned into one of those books that has affected my world view [...]

    10. In A More Beautiful Question , author Warren Berger poses the ultimate meta question why do we not question The entire book is an exploration on the art of questioning and its inherent power, which Berger sustains is not only an increasingly pivotal skill in our futures but also the biggest underlying reason why creative people have succeeded.What really got me engaged with this book was the notion that young children question the hell out of everything yet this very nature becomes subdued to th [...]

    11. The skill of crafting questions, the importance of asking questions, and the recognition of one s right to pose questions are all essential to our democracy and to a quest for genuine knowledge and innovative change The Right Question Institute which is glancingly alluded to in this book has these tenets at the heart of its mission, and its materials and protocols are far helpful and insightful than this book A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION relies on recycled stories and research, and covers terrain [...]

    12. This book didn t really catch fire with me Why, as we grow up, we lose the ability to throw out powerful, generative questions is a subject worthy of inquiry All the so as this dwindling capacity is very often associated with damaging implications for our personal wellbeing and professional success This beautiful question does not lead to an equally compelling answer, however Warren Berger gets lost in a territory that has been thoroughly mapped in decades of studies on innovation, creativity, [...]

    13. I don t know if Americans just love to fall for stuff like this, but for me, as a European and as a former scientist, this extremely cheap take on the great topic of the Art or science to ask questions sounds almost offensive No methods of proper formulation of questions is presented in the book, the domain of science, where questions are the daily bread, is completely skipped in favor of entrepreneurship examples that sound like advertising The use of question asking as a social skill is also s [...]

    14. A fascinating, educational and engaging read In a society characterized by information glut, Berger argues that strong inquiry, rather than fact retention, is the key to creative problem solving As a teacher interested in project based and inquiry based learning, I was intrigued by the title and I was not disappointed The book tells the stories of questioners who impacted their career fields, and by extension, our world, while outlining questioning techniques that lead to fresh perspectives on p [...]

    15. Very well executed book on the subject and strategy of inquiry Not just asking questions, but asking the right questions Berger has done a crazy amount of homework, interviewing many of today s most recognized business thought leaders, and the result is both an awesome collection of relevant stories and an impressive strategy guide for how to get started, and where to go after that start Recommended.

    16. Excelente Ao buscar respostas, muitas vezes deixamos de reparar no valor de buscar as quest es corretas antes Quest es abrem novas perspectivas, novas ideias e quebram paradigmas uma ferramenta e tanto que podemos aprender a usar mais e mais

    17. The writing style is engaging, as Berger constantly is using very specific stories to illustrate his concepts It s an inspiring read, and one that does not feel like a TED talk stretched into a book length work which I feel I m seeing too much of in recent readings.

    18. Great book Offers a fresh approach to growth and success in all facets of life The approach, at its core, embodies looking at the world around us with a sense of wonder, interest and intrigue

    19. I ve always been interested in good questions, intrigued from childhood Sunday School days by the biblical admonition to ask and you shall receive This book is an easy and interesting read about using questions, with children, with colleagues, and even with yourself There are some great stories of how questions led to breakthroughs in products, in scientific thinking, in philanthropic work, and other areas And, this is the first book with an index to all the questions in the book My top 5 favori [...]

    20. A More Beautiful Question is a flashy journey through the power of questioning to spark dialog, to bring people together, to upset the world, and too innovate Berger synthesizes a lot of experience as journalist to look at the role that questioning plays in creativity, and develops a simple model based around Why What If How This book is best when it s selling ideas Montessori schools as an antidote to how public schools beat questioning out of kids, the people at The Right Question Institute an [...]

    21. What could you ask for in a book like this It s well written, interesting, instructive, and thought provoking It s enlivened by numerous quick and good stories of creative types, entrepreneurs, and innovators from multiple professions It flips the usual way of attacking a challenge by making a convincing case that the best solution is often a question And it offers an array of methods to put good questions to work on the job, in the family, in creativity, and It s a wonderful little resource.

    22. A thoughtful and thought provoking examination of the importance that questioning plays or should play in our lives, education, careers, and in our society at large As a parent, I ve tried to instill and nurture a sense of curiosity in my children I hope for their future that I ve been at least partially successful As the author quotes Bertrand Russell In all affairs it s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you take for granted.

    23. This book is pretty good It highlights the importance questioning in innovation and also in attaining clarity on anything The book shares several inspirational stories of people who started off with the basic why question and proceeded to next levels systematically In some cases, the question decided their rest of the life Excerpt from the book, which I found to be very insightful Each stage of the problem solving process has distinct challenges and issues requiring a different mind set, along w [...]

    24. Curiosity and asking great, impactful questions are key components of deeper understanding This book uncovered new ways of asking idea generating questions.

    25. What could be inspiring than a book about questions It s a technique near and dear, it got great reviews, and at the least, it would be ballast for the new management philosophy at my current company flog the producers till they re down, then kick them to get up.I used to think a great conversation required finding the right person who shared my delight in asking good questions and not accepting the pat answer Then I worked with a woman who was so good at asking questions in her daily conversat [...]

    26. If you are a non professional design enthusiast like me, Warren s book is a great read He ll help you articulate curiosity and develop your own personal culture of inquiry If you are sailing the high and turbulent seas of soul sucking employment or the mildly turbulent seas of college graduate needs job, this is a must read Well, must read if you care about where you work.To move into a desired area, you must find out if that area is compatible Plain and simple, to find out you must ask The pers [...]

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