In this episode, we welcome Warren Berger, a thought leader on innovation and author of A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. An expert on design thinking and innovation, Warren has studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, education leaders, creative thinkers, and red-hot start-ups to analyze how they ask game-changing questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities. Warren believes that questioning leads to innovation, can help us be more successful in our careers, and can spark change in our businesses and lives. Warren has written six books including the international bestseller Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Business and Your Life. He currently writes for Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and was a longtime contributor at Wired magazine and The New York Times.
Here is what we talked about:
- What is a beautiful question – how would you define it – and what specifically is the beautiful question behind A More Beautiful Question?
- You spend a good part of your book focused on education and questioning. Why do you think a culture of inquiry is so important to education, particularly at this moment in time?
- Tell us why you think questioning drops off as children go through school and what are some ways we can help our students become better questioners?
- How do we adults get better at questioning? What are some question-forming tricks and tools you can share with us?
- What do you see as the dangers of not asking questions? Of not having a culture of inquiry?
- What “beautiful questions” are you currently thinking about?
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