Warren Berger believes questions are more important than answers.
He is the creator of the website amorebeautifulquestion.com and author of the forthcoming book A More Beautiful Question (Bloomsbury Worldwide, March 2014)—both focusing on the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas.
An expert on design thinking and innovation, Berger has interviewed and studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, and creative thinkers to analyze how they ask change-making questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities.
Berger’s last 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 and Talk of the Nation. As a speaker, he has keynoted at the Fuse Conference in Chicago, the annual Design Thinkers Conference in Toronto, the 2011 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.
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 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.