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4. Thinking Like a Designer with Warren Berger

Hungry Authors

Ariel and Liz chat with New York Times bestselling author Warren Berger about how writers can use design thinking to think strategically about their careers, how authors can maintain their hunger even after the book publishes, and the two questions every writer needs to ask.Innovation expert and questionologist WARREN BERGER has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author or co-author of more than 12 books on innovation, including the bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas and the internationally acclaimed GLIMMER, named one of Businessweek’s Best Innovation and Design Books of the Year. His writing appears in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, and The New York Times. He lives in New York.Website: https://amorebeautifulquestion.com/Social Media: Twitter: @GlimmerGuyBuy A More Beautiful Question: https://bookshop.org/a/20362/9781632861054Buy The Book of Beautiful Questions: https://bookshop.org/a/20362/9781632869579Buy Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: https://bookshop.org/a/20362/9781544365466


30 Jan 2023

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How to Ask Beautiful Questions, Warren Berger

Grow Op

This week, on APG Grow Op Summer School, as part of our strategy toolkit series, we spoke to Warren Berger on how to ask beautiful questions


30 Aug 2022

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The Art and Science of Asking Questions w/ Warren Berger

The Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Warren Berger, the author of "A More Beautiful Question" and several other books, discusses the art and science of asking “beautiful” questions and how advisors can develop richer relationships with their clients and prospects by asking the right questions. Warren Berger will be a featured speaker at two of the Institute's upcoming conferences. Please click the links below to learn more and register.  Click here to learn more about our Investments & Wealth Forum in Toronto Click here to learn more about Investments & Wealth Forum in New York City


19 Aug 2022

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Ken's Corner - Chief Justice Warren Berger

The K-Rob Collection

Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Berger, Child Sense, Sibling Rivalry.  For details visit http://krobcollection.com


15 Jul 2022

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"Questionologist" Warren Berger: Why (the Right) Questions Are the Driving Force Behind Real Change

The Superhumanize Podcast

When we are children, we ask questions upon questions. As adults, many of us lose that expression of innate curiosity and even become embarrassed about asking questions at all.And that is a shame, as questions are one of the most powerful tools to elevate ourselves and the world we live in.Questions are not only deeply revealing about the person who asks, but are profound drivers of our culture and of human history. The right question at the right time can change everything, from the course of a relationship to the course of the world.There is an art to asking the right questions and questions can also be wielded as weapons. How to learn one and to recognize and deal with the other is something this episode's guest is intimately familiar with.Warren Berger is a "questionologist". He is the author of internationally bestselling books such as The Book of Beautiful Questions, The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect and Lead and he also is the creator of the popular website www.amorebeautifulquestion.comWarren has interviewed and studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, and creative thinkers to analyze how they ask fundamental questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities. He has zeroed in on the power of questioning in our lives and written about why questioning leads to innovation, how it can help you be more successful in your career, and how we can all get better at asking the kind of “beautiful questions” that spark change in our businesses and lives.In this episode with Warren, you'll discover:-The most profound question Warren has ever been asked...03:55-Why we question less as we mature...06:27-How to ask questions that stimulate meaningful, curiosity-based dialogue...12:14-The essential element(s) of identifying one's self as a "questionologist"...17:28-Why journalists today "JAQ" off in order to sway an audience to accept an ideology vs. lead to the truth...24:36-The one question a leader needs to ask...29:53-Questions it's best to avoid...36:20-Warren's best personal practice...41:00Resources mentioned:A More Beautiful QuestionThe Book of Beautiful QuestionsBeautiful Questions in the Classroom


16 Jun 2022

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#33 — Questions That Can Transform the Trajectory of Your Business - Warren Berger

ScaleUps Podcast

When you think about it… every bit of work your team ends up focusing on is a result of the questions you’ve asked and the answers you’ve come up with.  That turns into what to focus on, how to do it, when to do it and why it’s important.  Imagine if you could improve the quality of your questions by 20-50%... would you get the same correlation in improved performances?  Join us this week as we interview Warren Berger.  Author or co-author of 10 books, multiple appearances on CNN, and NBC’s Today Show, and regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Psychology Today where he writes the “Questionologist” column. Don’t miss this episode. Here’s What We Cover This Week…. 01:25 – How Warren Became a “Questionologist” 03:05 – The Impact of Poor-Quality Questions as a Leader 06:34 – The Risk of Over-Valuing Your Experience 09:25 – The Power of What-If Questions 17:03 – The Issue with How Questions 20:33 – The Trap of Success and Expertise  24:12 – The How Might We Questions 27:26 – Questions vs Statements for Your Mission 34:00 – A Cracking Question from Intel 39:19 – How to Build a Culture of Questioning 52:26 – How to Follow Warren’s Work ------------------------------------------------------ If you got value from today’s episode, please remember to: 1. Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts 2. Register to be the first to know when new episodes drop and free tools are published at www.scaleupspodcast.com, or 3. Drop us a question about scaling using Speakpipe on the website, or email questions@scaleupspodcast.com. Follow us on your favourite socials: ScaleUps Podcast on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scaleupspodcast ScaleUps Podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scaleupspodcast/ ScaleUps Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaleupspodcast Watch the full episode at ScaleUps Podcast on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlvcqAuqJMYBVUBoiixChQ You can connect with Warren Berger via: Website: www.amorebeautifulquestion.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenberger/ or you can reach out to connect with Sean directly via: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seansteeleprofile/ Website: www.seansteele.com.au


4 May 2022

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200. A More Beautiful Question with Warren Berger

The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics

Today I am very excited to introduce you to Warren Berger. If you know me at all, you probably know what a big deal this is for me. Warren wrote my very favorite book, A More Beautiful Question. I reference it all the time on the show when I am being interviewed, when I am teaching… I even referenced it in my own book. I love questions and a huge part of that infatuation came from Warren’s book.  When the milestone of the 200th episode of The Brainy Business was on the horizon I decided to go out on a limb and asked Warren if he would be my guest for this special episode. He kindly agreed and here we are! Warren has a history as a journalist for the New York Times before writing or co-authoring ten books including A More Beautiful Question, The Book of Beautiful Questions, Beautiful Questions in the Classroom, and more. Today we are talking about questions (of course!) as well as design thinking and so much other goodness. You definitely don’t want to miss this one! Thank you so much for 200 amazing episodes together! What do you want to hear more of in the next 200?  Show Notes: [00:45] Today I am very excited to introduce you to Warren Berger.  [01:44] Warren has a history as a journalist for The New York Times before writing or co-authoring ten books including A More Beautiful Question, The Book of Beautiful Questions, Beautiful Questions in the Classroom, and more. [03:35] Warren shares who he is and his background. He is a long-time journalist. [05:54] This idea of asking questions, trying to get to the right questions, and figuring out how to ask a good question is a really important concept that has been underappreciated and not talked about enough.  [07:20] Questioning is basic and comes naturally to us…but at the same time, it is very complex. There are so many ways you can get better at questioning and understand it better.  [09:16] Warren looks for whatever has been published and he also talks to people and interviews them about how they use questions. He has interviewed a hostage negotiator, FB agent, therapists, coaches, and more.  [11:31] It is very common to see books have a chapter on questioning, but it doesn’t go that deep into it. There needs to be more. Warren advocates for Questionology departments in schools (sounds good to Melina!) [12:46] The more you learn about something, the more you realize there is to learn and that is certainly true with questioning. (Intrigued by this idea? Listen to episode 198 on the Dunning-Kruger effect to learn more about this!) [14:28] Warren has three books on questioning, A More Beautiful Question, The Book of Beautiful Questions, and Beautiful Questions in the Classroom. [15:27] There is this underappreciated tool called questioning. You know how to do it in a way, but there is so much more to it that you can learn. Questioning leads to innovations, changes, and breakthroughs.  [16:25] Everybody comes at questioning from a different angle.  [19:02] His third book on questioning was adapted for education and teachers.  [20:58] You have to model the behavior of being a curious questioner that doesn’t have all the answers. Be a person that is wondering, growing, and learning. [23:27] You have to have a balance of confidence and humility to be a questioner. [24:39] The model for great leaders is to have that ability to learn consistently and be learning in front of the people you are leading.  [25:36] The smartest people are aware of how much they don’t know. Being aware of your ignorance is an indication of how smart you are. (Dunning-Kruger effect again!) [27:28] We have to realize there is a lot we don’t know and keep learning with our teams.  [29:48] Questioning involves getting comfortable with uncertainty.  [31:17] If you use why, what if, and how questions together they tend to go in a cycle that pushes you forward.  [33:27] Questioning has to be actionable and it has to be moving forward.  [35:07] The problem is that people want to rush to practical “How” questions. It is in our nature, but it is not enough. [36:53] You could give yourself a deadline when working through the questions or just trust your gut that you will know when you have spent enough time on that stage of questioning. Melina’s tip – ask way more questions than you think you need to. [37:39] Sometimes the purpose of a question is to help you get to the next question. [38:48] The questioning muscle is a different muscle than your idea-generating muscle. When you use the questioning muscle you start to see things differently.  [41:11] Warren says design thinking is how a designer would go about approaching a problem, what can we learn from the way designers approach problems, and how we can apply that. [43:27] We can all use this mindset and process that designers use as we try to take on problems.  [44:18] If you want to create your own beautiful question and take ownership of it, consider framing it as: “How might I…?” Warren shares his beautiful question(!) [46:21] Forget the mission statement. What is your company’s mission question? [48:33] Melina shares her closing thoughts.  [50:28] If you enjoy the experience I’ve provided here for you, will you share about it? That could mean leaving a rating/review or sharing the episode with a friend (or 10!) Thank you for 200 episodes! What do you want to hear in the next 200? Share it with me on social media (links below). Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show.  I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. So you know, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. That means if you decide to shop from the links on this page (via Amazon or others), The Brainy Business may collect a share of sales or other compensation. Let’s connect: Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com The Brainy Business® on Facebook The Brainy Business on Twitter The Brainy Business on Instagram The Brainy Business on LinkedIn Melina on LinkedIn The Brainy Business on Youtube Join the BE Thoughtful Revolution – our free behavioral economics community, and keep the conversation going! More from The Brainy Business: 🎉🎉🎉 Buy Melina’s award-winning book, What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You on Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, and Booktopia 🎉🎉🎉 Get the Books Mentioned on (or related to) this Episode: A More Beautiful Question, by Warren Berger The Book of Beautiful Questions, by Warren Berger Beautiful Questions in the Classroom, by Warren Berger Advertising Today, by Warren Berger Glimmer: How Design Thinking Can Transform Your World, by Warren Berger Connect with Warren:  Warren’s Website Warren on Twitter Warren on LinkedIn Top Recommended Next Episode: The Dunning-Kruger Effect (episode 198) Already Heard That One? Try These:  The Most Important Step in Applying Behavioral Economics: Understanding the Problem (episode 126) Framing (episode 16) Questions or Answers (episode 4) Bikeshedding (episode 99) Priming (episode 18) Influence Is Your Superpower with Yale’s Dr. Zoe Chance (episode 189) How Businesses Can Design for Behavior Change, with Dr. Amy Bucher (episode 164) 150. Using Behavioral Science to Build Connections, an interview with Jon Levy, author of You’re Invited (episode 150) Other Important Links:  Brainy Bites - Melina’s LinkedIn Newsletter  Warren Berger TED Talk: Nurturing the Ability to Question Right Question Institute The Questionologist, Psychology Today Warren Berger Articles, Harvard Business Review Check out What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You on Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, and Booktopia


15 Apr 2022

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Warren Berger: Building Cultures Of Inquiry

Control The Room

“Neil Postman, and Neil postman said, "Children enter school as question marks and they leave and as periods." And I love that, and I think what he's saying is, they're coming in full of wonder and then they're coming out less full of wonder.  So I felt like I want to tackle this issue in some way, and so what I've been doing is going around to schools and just talk about some things maybe that could be done to create an environment where children are going to be more likely to raise their hand with a question. And it's interesting, I mean, it's the same for adults I think as it is for kids, the culture that's needed is all about safety first. It's got to be safe for kids to ask a question. So how do you build that safety? Well, the first thing you do, is you put the message out there, very strongly, that questions are wanted. And then you show that they're appreciated. However you convey that message, it could just be verbally, or it could be through things you put on the wall or whatever. You're sending that very strong that this is a questioning safe place. And in fact, more than questioning safe, we want questions, they're encouraged, they help us.” -Warren Berger In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Warren Berger about his journey becoming a “Questionologist”.  He shares why he thinks learning to ask better questions is a science and an art, why kids are such great questioners, and why we lose the incentive to question as we age. We then discuss tips to develop cultures of inquiry in your personal and professional lives. Listen in to learn the differences between why, what if, and how might we questions.  


24 Jan 2022

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#32: Questionologist, Author, and Speaker Warren Berger – Why You Need to Ask More Questions

The Savage Leader Podcast

In this episode, Darren Reinke chats with author and speaker Warren Berger. Warren discusses the power of questioning, how curiosity and questioning are linked, why you and your leadership team need to slow your pace to ask more questions, and so much more.Warren is a speaker and author specializing in questioning, innovation, creativity, design, the media, advertising, and general business. Some of his books include The Book Of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead and the bestselling A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. He is also a co-author of other books and writer of articles for consumer magazines and newspapers including Wired, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Show Notes:What Warren was Interested in As a Kid [1:05]Why Warren Considers Himself a Questionologist [2:00]Why The Value of Answers Has Been Devalued [4:10]The Relationship Between Questions and Curiosity [5:42]Why You Have to Question With a Sense of Purpose [7:00]How Companies Are Using Questions To Drive Business Results [9:36]Why Companies Should Adopt a Mission Question Instead of a Mission Statement [12:51]How You Can Ask Questions to Be a Better Leader [17:26]The Key Mindset Shift You Need to Adopt to Become a Questioning Leader [21:13]A Case Study on Questioning in the Workplace [24:58]How You Can Balance Asking Questions With Taking Action [27:55]Warren’s Advice to Leaders Who Recognize the Value of Becoming a Questioning Leader [30:20]How Starbucks and Google are Committed to Creating a Questioning Culture [32:20]Links:Warren Berger's Website Warren Berger on LinkedIn


20 Jan 2022

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Unlocking the power of beautiful questions / Warren Berger / Episode #131

Service Design Show

If you're asking really good questions, you're going to get better results.This is a quote from the conversation with Warren Berger. Warren is the author of The Book of Beautiful Questions.Definitely one of my favorite books from 2021 that I'm sharing left and right.So I was really excited that Warren agreed to come on the Show and share his thoughts with us.Of course we address a lot of questions during this episode. Here are a few of my personal highlights:* How do we bring more and better questions into our own practice?* How can we build an appetite for questioning with our (business) leaders?* And how can we help people transition from only asking how questions to also ask the why questions?I think the challenge many service designers face is that companies see a conflict between asking better questions and getting things done.Well, if you find yourself in this kind of environment then this episode has tons of practical advice on how you can make progress.During the episode we announce a small contest where you get the chance to win a signed copy of Warren's book! So make sure you stick around till the end.Enjoy the conversation and keep asking better questions :)--- [ CONTEST ] ---You can win a signed copy of Warren's books! To participate in the contest leave a comment on this video where you share the name of the book to which The Book of Beautiful Questions is a follow up.The contest closes on September 16 2021 11:59pm (GMT) so make sure you submit your entry on time. If you're the lucky winner please make sure to respond to our message within 24 hours. When you fail to do so we'll pick a different winner.--- [ GUIDE ] -—00:00 Welcome to episode 13104:45 Who is Warren08:15 60 second rapid fire11:00 How it all started17:30 What makes a question beautiful25:00 Why should we care27:45 What's currently missing33:00 Brining questioning into design39:00 Getting organisations to ask more questions45:30 Questions have to be everywhere51:30 What makes it so hard56:00 From how to why questions1:00:30 Make questioning part of your brand1:02:45 Words of advice1:04:00 Book giveaway contest1:05:15 Final thoughts--- [ LINKS ] ---* https://amorebeautifulquestion.com/* https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenberger/* Good Thinking (book) - https://amzn.to/3t98g3R* Humble Inquiry (book) - https://amzn.to/3gRqKkm* The Splendid and the Vile (book) - https://amzn.to/2WNsYKR--- [ SELLING SERVICE DESIGN ] ---Learn how to get buy-in from clients, managers & CEOs, into your work as a service designer without wearing a suit.>>> https://servicedesignshow.com/selling

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2 Sep 2021