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Beautiful Questions: Are questions more important than answers?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 October 2014

 


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Beautiful Questions: Are questions more important than answers?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 172
Posted DateMonday 27 October 2014 15:18 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
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Andrew Armour pointed me to a great book recently A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger.

He has since posted a review in two parts: Book Review -- A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger. Part One and A More Beautiful Marketing Question? Part Two

So what is a beautiful question?

A beautiful question is an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something -- and that might serve as a catalyst to bring about change.

That definition makes clear that this book is not about grand philosophical or spiritual questions -- Why are we here? How does one define "good"? Is there life after death? -- all of those great questions that spark endless, impassioned debate ... the focus here is on questions that can be acted upon.


When designing Knowledge Cafes - such beautiful questions should be crafted to serve as catalysts for the conversation.

Warren's book looks like a great new resource but also take a look at The Art of Powerful Questions by Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown, and David Isaacs.





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