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Warren Berger is the creator of the popular website and author of The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead (Bloomsbury, 2018) and A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (Bloomsbury, 2014)—all focusing on the power of inquiry to improve your daily life. With Corwin, he has published Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: Transforming Classrooms into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry (2020). Before focusing on questioning, Warren wrote the internationally acclaimed Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Business and Your Life (Penguin Press, 2009), published in several editions worldwide. Business Week named Glimmer one of the “Best Innovation & Design Books of the Year.” Warren writes for a wide variety of publications, including Fast Company and Harvard Business Review, and was a longtime contributor at Wired magazine and The New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC’s World News Tonight, and CNN, and as an expert on NPR’s All Things Considered. As a speaker, Warren has keynoted at the Oracle Connect Conference, the Cusp Conference, the Fuse Conference, the Design Thinkers Conference, and the International Women’s Forum in Rome. He has spoken about questioning, and conducted questioning workshops, with the NASA Space Center, the U.S. Army, General Electric, Starbucks, Microsoft, Disney, and many other organizations. The education world has particularly embraced the power of questioning. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia, the University of Oregon, University of South Carolina, Bowling Green State College, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he gave the 2011 commencement address for graduating business students.