ICIC Book Study
"A More Beautiful Question" by Warren Berger
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."
Purchase the book in paperback, hardback, or audio format!
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TBD: Face to Face Events
Depending on participant locations, we will attempt to hold at least one optional event after the book study is over to reflect on the book and network with colleagues!
We did our best to vary the days of the week as much as possible, and to give you at least a week to week and a half to read a chapter! All Twitter Chats will take place from 8pm-9pm.
Chapter 1: Wednesday March 7th, 8-9pm
Chapter 2: Thursday March 15th, 8-9pm
Chapter 3: Tuesday March 27th, 8-9pm
Chapter 4: Wednesday April 4th, 8-9pm
Chapter 5: Monday April 16th, 8-9pm
Final Face to Face Meetings TBD