A More Beautiful Question Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

A More Beautiful Question


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620401460

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A More Beautiful Question Excerpt :

To get the best answer-in business, in life-you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science. It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy-and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness-yet often discouraged in our schools and workplaces-it can unlock new business opportunities and reinvent industries, spark creative insights at many levels, and provide a transformative new outlook on life. It is the ability to question-and to do so deeply, imaginatively, and “beautifully.” In this fascinating exploration of the surprising power of questioning, innovation expert Warren Berger reveals that powerhouse businesses like Google, Nike, and Netflix, as well as hot Silicon Valley startups like Pandora and Airbnb, are fueled by the ability to ask fundamental, game-changing questions. But Berger also shares human stories of people using questioning to solve everyday problems-from “How can I adapt my career in a time of constant change?” to “How can I step back from the daily rush and figure out what really makes me happy?” By showing how to approach questioning with an open, curious mind and a willingness to work through a series of “Why,” “What if,” and “How” queries, Berger offers an inspiring framework of how we can all arrive at better solutions, fresh possibilities, and greater success in business and life.

The Book of Beautiful Questions Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Book of Beautiful Questions


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632869586

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The Book of Beautiful Questions Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond. When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way. In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships. The powerful questions in this book can help you: - Identify opportunities in your career or industry - Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits - Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions - Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.

A More Beautiful Question Book

A More Beautiful Question


  • Author : Glenn Hughes
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826219176

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A More Beautiful Question Excerpt :

Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Childhood, Transcendence, and Art -- 2. Spiritual Functions of Art -- 3. Elemental Meaning and Gerard Manley Hopkins -- 4. Emily Dickinson and the Unknown God -- 5. A Pattern of Timeless Moments: T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets -- 6. Art and Spiritual Growth -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

A More Beautiful Question Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

A More Beautiful Question


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1632861054

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A More Beautiful Question Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking book, 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, under-appreciated 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."

A Beautiful Question Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

A Beautiful Question


  • Author : Frank Wilczek
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698195622

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A Beautiful Question Excerpt :

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that “all things are number,” to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentiethcentury physics. Though the ancients weren’t right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound; the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms. Perhaps this force is the pure elegance of numbers, perhaps the work of a h

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom Book

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Corwin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544365497

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Beautiful Questions in the Classroom Excerpt :

Helping students ask bigger, more beautiful questions Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Beautiful Questions in the Classroom has the answers. Written to be both inspirational and practical, this resource will help educators transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity. Readers will find: · Strategies to inspire bigger, more beautiful student questions · Techniques to help educators ask more beautiful questions · Real-world examples, case studies, practical ideas, and question stems · Videos showing strategies at work

Ask More Book

Ask More


  • Author : Frank Sesno
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2017-01-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814436721

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Ask More Excerpt :

What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life? The answer is surprisingly simple: they know how to ask the right questions at the right time. Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. The right question can provide for us not only the answer we need right then but also the ones we’ll need tomorrow. Emmy award–winning journalist and media expert Frank Sesno wants to teach you how to question others in a methodical, intentional way so that you can find the same success that others have found by mastering this simple skill. In Ask More, you will learn: How the Gates Foundation used strategic questions to plan its battle against malaria How turnaround expert Steve Miller uses diagnostic questions to get to the heart of a company's problems How creative questions animated a couple of techie dreamers to brainstorm Uber How journalist Anderson Cooper uses confrontational questions to hold people accountable Throughout Ask More, you’ll explore all different types of inquiries--from questions that cement relationships, to those that will help you plan for the future. By the end, you’ll know what to ask and when, what you should listen for, and what you can expect as the outcome.

The Book of Questions Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Book of Questions


  • Author : Gregory Stock Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761178682

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The Book of Questions Excerpt :

The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

Glimmer Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Glimmer


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-10-15
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101149508

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Glimmer Excerpt :

This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

Life Is Messy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Life Is Messy


  • Author : Matthew Kelly
  • Publisher : Blue Sparrow
  • Release Date : 2021-08-15
  • Genre: Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1635822009

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Life Is Messy Excerpt :

Life is messy. It isn't a color-within-the-lines exercise. It's a wild and outrageous invitation full of uncertain outcomes. The mess of life is both inevitable and unexpected. It is filled with delightful mysteries and frustrating predicaments. In our disposable culture, we throw broken things away. So, what will we do with broken people, broken relationships, broken institutions, broken families, and of course, our very own broken selves? We are all broken and wounded. This book is about putting our lives back together, and allowing ourselves to be put back together, when life doesn't turn out as we expected it to. Based on his own heart-wrenching personal journals, Matthew Kelly shares how the worst three years of his life affected him, by exploring this question: Can someone who has been broken be healed and become more beautiful and more lovable than ever before? The answer will fill you with hope. There has never been a more urgent need for us to attend to what is happening within us. This is quite simply the right book at the right time.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Book

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible


  • Author : Charles Eisenstein
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583947258

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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Excerpt :

As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

CAD Monkeys  Dinosaur Babies  and T Shaped People Book

CAD Monkeys Dinosaur Babies and T Shaped People


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101478066

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CAD Monkeys Dinosaur Babies and T Shaped People Excerpt :

An illuminating journey through today's fascinating world of design. What can we learn from the ways great designers think-and how can it improve our lives? In CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People Warren Berger, in collaboration with celebrated designer Bruce Mau, revolutionizes our understanding of design and unlocks the secrets of the trade. Looking to the creative problem-solving work of design professionals, Berger reveals that design is a mindset, a way of looking at the world with an eye toward improving it. The practice of design-thinking opens readers to their innate capacity for reimagining the world around them.

Questions Are the Answer Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Questions Are the Answer


  • Author : Hal Gregersen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062844774

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Questions Are the Answer Excerpt :

2018 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner What if you could unlock a better answer to your most vexing problem—in your workplace, community, or home life—just by changing the question? Talk to creative problem-solvers and they will often tell you, the key to their success is asking a different question. Take Debbie Sterling, the social entrepreneur who created GoldieBlox. The idea came when a friend complained about too few women in engineering and Sterling wondered aloud: "why are all the great building toys made for boys?" Or consider Nobel laureate Richard Thaler, who asked: "would it change economic theory if we stopped pretending people were rational?" Or listen to Jeff Bezos whose relentless approach to problem solving has fueled Amazon’s exponential growth: “Getting the right question is key to getting the right answer.” Great questions like these have a catalytic quality—that is, they dissolve barriers to creative thinking and channel the pursuit of solutions into new, accelerated pathways. Often, the moment they are voiced, they have the paradoxical effect of being utterly surprising yet instantly obvious. For innovation and leadership guru Hal Gregersen, the power of questions has always been clear—but it took some years for the follow-on question to hit him: If so much depends on fresh questions, shouldn’t we know more about how to arrive at them? That sent him on a research quest ultimately including over two hundred interviews with creative thinkers. Questions Are the Answer delivers the insights Gregersen gained about the conditions that give rise to catalytic questions—and breakthrough insights—and how anyone can create them.

Making Questions Work Book

Making Questions Work


  • Author : Dorothy Strachan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118047279

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Making Questions Work Excerpt :

This book is an invaluable desk reference for facilitators, leaders, coaches and anyone who wants to engage in more effective learning and decision-making conversations. It offers over 1700 rich questions that you can borrow or adapt to improve your inquiry skills, and provides clear frameworks that point to when, where, and why particular questions are most useful.

Ask Powerful Questions Book

Ask Powerful Questions


  • Author : Will Wise
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-04-22
  • Genre: Communication
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 1545322996

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Ask Powerful Questions Excerpt :

What is revealed when you authentically connect with the people around you? In Ask Powerful Questions, Will Wise explains how the questions we traditionally ask are virtually meaningless when it comes to establishing connection. Introducing a set of practical tools for accessing and understanding others by changing the way we ask questions, Will shows how to transform "How are you?-I'm fine, thanks" into a conversation that changes not only how you lead, but who you are as a person. It took years of research, university teaching, and hundreds of client projects for Will to formulate his concept behind the art of asking powerful questions. In his book, Will breaks it down into six simple steps for all of us to be able to understand. The Asking Powerful Questions Pyramid(TM) shows you how to build: Intention Rapport Openness Listening Empathy Business professionals, personal coaches, teachers and anyone in a position of leadership will relate to the personal successes and failures Will shares as he unpacks the art of asking questions that elicit unconventional answers. Powerful questions can be used everywhere: from the board room to the city park, the dinner table to the grocery store. If you want to connect with employees at a team building retreat, hone your leadership skills as a new boss, improve the company culture where you work...this book is for you. If you want to navigate difficult conversations with your spouse or a friend, or practice presence-based listening with your kids...this book is for you. If you want to become a better educator and facilitate an ice breaker conversation with colleagues...this book is for you. Ask Powerful Questions invites the reader on a journey that explores: the clarity of intent, connecting through rapport, creating openness, reflective listening, and empathy. How can we explore the space between ourselves and others, and exchange meaningful perspectives? Just ask-powerfully.