Seed to cede – A More Beautiful Question VTR SPW

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. (Berger, 8 pag.)

I was running when my audiobook read the following to me.

To encourage or even allow questioning is to cede power— not something that is done lightly in hierarchical companies or in government organizations, or even in classrooms, where a teacher must be willing to give up control to allow for more questioning. (Berger, 6 pag.)

Because I was running, I heard

To encourage or even allow questioning is to seed power …

Since questioning is like breathing, how might we grow – plant seeds and nurture – power and control to rekindle the questioning spark and allow for more questioning?


Summer Reading using VTR: Sentence-Phrase-Word:
A More Beautiful Question
Introduction: Why Question?

With so much evidence in its favor and with everyone from Einstein to Jobs in its corner, why, then, is questioning underappreciated in business, undertaught in schools, and underutilized in our everyday lives? (Berger, 3 pag.)

Berger, Warren (2014-03-04). A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas . BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING. Kindle Edition.


  1. I like this. I guess I may need to get the book so I can follow along and participate in this conversation/thinking with you. I’m looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks…


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