Warren Berger believes questions are more important than answers.
He is the creator of the website amorebeautifulquestion.com and author of the new book A More Beautiful Question (Bloomsbury)—both focusing on the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas.
An expert on design thinking and innovation, Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, red-hot start-ups, and creative thinkers to analyze how they ask game-changing questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities.
Berger’s previous book was the international bestseller Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Business and Your Life (Penguin; 2009), published in several editions worldwide. Business Week named Glimmer one of the “Best Innovation & Design Books of the Year.”
Berger also writes for Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and was a longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine.
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, he has keynoted at 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 and Microsoft, among others. (See Speaking on Innovation page.)
A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, Berger serves as an Adjunct Professor and host of the “Innovators” lecture program at the University of Colorado, and has been a guest lecturer at The University of Virginia, The University of Oregon, University of Texas, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he gave a 2011 commencement address for graduating business students.
In 2010 Berger co-founded a writers’ group in Westchester, New York, with 12 other book authors (named “2011 Best Writers Group” by Westchester Magazine). The group is called The Marmaduke Writing Factory since the writing and event space is housed in the historic Marmaduke Forster mansion in Pleasantville, NY.