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.
- Follow-up to A More Beautiful Question: Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question has sold roughly 50,000 copies in hardcover, and over 80,000 across all formats. The Book of Beautiful Questions expands perfectly on the original book.
- Wide application: The five themes–work, creativity, leadership, relationships, and meaning–cover all aspects of life, and these questions can be used to address dozens of situations within those themes.
- Well-connected author: Berger has strong connections with Forbes, Inc., leadership blogs, and business and education leaders. He will leverage these contacts to place excerpts and related articles in print and on the web. In addition, Berger maintains a newsletter with 4,000 highly engaged subscribers.
“In [A More Beautiful Question], the author explored how the right kinds of questions can spark creativity and innovation. In this followup,
he delves further into ‘beautiful questions,’ which are powerful tools that can transform people’s thinking . . . VERDICT:
This practical work is designed to prompt action and get results.” – Library Journal
Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. His writing and research on questioning and innovation has appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and Wired. He is the author of The Book of Beautiful Questions and the internationally acclaimed book Glimmer, an in-depth analysis of creative thinking that was named one of Business Week’s “Best Innovation & Design Books of the Year.” Berger has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” ABC “World News,” CNN, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He lives with his wife Laura E. Kelly in Westchester, New York.