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From the best-selling 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 analyse, 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.

©2018 Warren Berger (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Life-changing

Couldn't recommend this book highly enough. It's helping me become better at my job, parenting, managing negative emotions, making the most of my brain. Thank you, Warren.

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  • Tintin
  • 03-03-19

Where's the Beef

It's a nicely journaled musing about the value of questioning but after several full chapters and a sampling of others I felt there was nothing much there that wasn't obvious. It could be a distilled into a useful article or pamphlet.

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  • Sheldon Bart
  • 10-04-19

Excellent!

This book gives fantastic perspectives on the role and value of questions, as well as how quality questioning can add overall value to your life. The only drawback is that the chapters in this book are a bit lengthy and do not present adequate pause points.

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  • Scott Hansen
  • 17-12-18

A lesson we all need

this book is a great follow on to the original and where are the original was General this book gets specific and prescriptive.

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  • Dave Post
  • 07-06-19

Great Information

I really enjoyed listening. I was able to take several notes. I will incorporate the skills.

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  • Dale
  • 06-04-19

Excellent Book!

I loved how this book challenged me to slow down and look at everything through the form of specific questions. I learned a ton! I’ll be going through it again since there’s so much to put in to practice.

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  • Melanie A Hwalek
  • 20-09-21

so so

struggled to finish. some interesting ideas. reader was kind of monotone. not really engaging

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  • Yulia
  • 28-06-21

worth listening. not sure about reading

Good to listen. Got a few ideas to better my questioning skills. Got an idea for another coaching.
I'd say, it's a must-listen audiobook, even if you're an experienced coach.

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  • Marcus Chacos
  • 21-10-20

A philosophical treatsie on the nature of question

I really loved this book... the questions it asked, the questions it got me to ask and the penetrative enquiry into the purpose and value of questions. It felt like philosophy applied to everyday life, ans in the process enriched my thinking and my world.

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  • dee davey
  • 14-01-19

Very informative

This book enlighten me to the power of questions, and how to ask them.

I will listen to it again.,

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  • Jonathan
  • 02-12-18

A great follow-up to A More Beautiful Question

I listened to this book over two days of long drives. Where else does any worthwhile conversation start if not for a well put question? Bravo.

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