What an honor to sit down with the man who wrote a brilliant book on the art of asking questions, Warren Berger. What an absolute joy and I definitely learned a ton. These principles are universal and will both in business and within interpersonal relationships. Listen deeply and apply into your life.
Warren is the creator of the popular website amorebeautifulquestion.com and author of THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (Bloomsbury, 2014)—all focusing on the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas and improve your daily life.
Before focusing on questioning, Warren wrote the internationally acclaimed GLIMMER: How Design Can Transform Business and Your Life (Penguin Press; 2009), published in several editions worldwide. Business Week named Glimmer one of the “Best Innovation & Design Books of the Year.” (More on Warren’s eleven books here.)
Warren writes for a wide variety of publications, including Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and was a longtime contributor at Wired magazine and The New York Times.
He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News, CNN, and as an expert on NPR’s All Things Considered. As a speaker, Warren has keynoted at the Oracle Connect Conference, the Citrix Synergy Conference, the CUSP Conference, the Fuse Conference, the Design Thinkers Conference, the International Women’s Forum in Rome, and TEDx Portland. He has also spoken at in-house conferences hosted by General Electric, ADP, Little Caesar’s, MassMutual, Citrix, and Microsoft, among many others. The education world has particularly embraced the power of questioning. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia, the University of Oregon, University of Texas, Bowling Green State College, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he gave the 2011 commencement address for graduating business students.