A very provocative and helpful book, well-worth reading. Berger previously wrote a book called Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your World, and realized while writing Glimmer that the most creative designers he met were coming up with their fresh ideas by asking questions.
Fascinated, he created a blog which gave its name to the current book (it comes from an e.e. cummings quote, "always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question" ) and set out to interview some of the most creative and innovative business and educational leaders around the globe. The book is drawn from the blog and from those interviews, along with substantial input from his blog readers.
One of the things I loved about the book was the number of resources he mentioned along the way--more about that in a minute, and the many wonderful questions he poses throughout. Numerous examples of the sheer power of questions, of when and why we tend to stop asking questions, and of how to ask better questions, make for an intriguing read. It will make you think closely about how you can incorporate more and better questions into both your daily life and your business life.
Resources he mentions include:
A More Beautiful Question (the blog that started the book)
The Right Question Institute - they've developed a strategy for teaching question-asking in schools...a lost art, alas
Here's a short list of books that he references, all of which sound worth reading:
3/19/2023 02:56:13 am
Thhis was lovely to read
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