Warren Berger, an expert on design thinking and innovation, is author of the acclaimed book Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Business and Your Life (Penguin; 2009), which has been 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 interviewed and studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators and creative thinkers in order to better understand how they ask fundamental questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities.
Berger recently launched the website “A More Beautiful Question” (www.AMoreBeautifulQuestion.com) in support of an upcoming book he’s working on by the same name. There he explores the importance of asking the right questions, and how that can spark innovation.
He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News, many times on CNN, and as a frequently-used expert source on NPR’s All Things Considered.
He is a regular speaker on the business circuit, having recently keynoted at the Fuse Conference in Chicago, the annual Design Thinkers Conference in Toronto, and the 2011 International Women’s Forum in Rome. He has also spoken at in-house conferences and events hosted by General Electric and Microsoft, among others.
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, Syracuse University, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he gave the 2011 commencement address for graduating business students.
In 2010 he co-founded a writers’ group in Westchester, New York, with 12 other book authors (recently 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.