March 14 marked the 135th anniversary of the birth date of Albert Einstein—a lifelong champion of questioning and curiosity.
Sponsored by author Warren Berger (A More Beautiful Question) and The Right Question Institute, Question Day 2014 increased appreciation of the importance of questioning, as everyone from school kids to CEOs joined in the celebration of questioning in education, business, and in our daily lives.
A More Beautiful Question began as a website exploring the importance of questioning and now is a new book from author Warren Berger. In his years-long “inquiry into inquiry,” Berger has studied the way entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and various other innovators use questioning to explore new possibilities and bring about change. Berger maintains that questioning is a critical starting point of innovation and growth—both in business and in our daily lives—but that the skill of asking good questions is “undervalued, under-taught, and under-utilized.”
The nonprofit Right Question Institute believes that asking the right questions is essential for educational and business success. RQI has been working for over twenty years to create the simplest, most powerful strategy for formulating questions that can be learned by anyone. Their Question Formulation Technique is a rigorous, step-by-step process for producing, improving and strategizing on how to use questions, enabling people of all ages to think and act in the face of uncertainty.