"Questions are the engine of intellect.” - David Hackett Fischer, Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian
"One of the keys to scientific discovery is the willingness of scientists to embrace ignorance–and to use questions as the means of navigating through it to new discoveries. One good question can give rise to several layers of answers, can inspire decades-long searches for solutions, can generate whole new fields of inquiry, and can prompt changes in entrenched thinking." - Stuart Fierstein, Author of Ignorance: How it Shapes Science
"Questions trump answers." - John Seely Brown, the former chief scientist at Xerox Corporation and recently cofounder of of the innovation think-tank Deloitte Center for the Edge.
"The most important thing that business leaders must do today is to be the chief question asker for their organization." - Warren Berger, Author of A More Beautiful Question
"My greatest strength is to be ignorant and ask few questions." - Peter Drucker, Known as the father of modern management.
“The most common source of management mistakes is not the failure to find the right answers. It is the failure to ask the right questions… Nothing is more dangerous in business than the right answer to the wrong question” - Peter Drucker
"For any company that needs to innovate or adapt to shifting market conditions, new competition, and other disruptive forces, a questioning culture is critical because it can help ensure that creativity and fresh, adaptive thinking flows throughout the organization. Todays companies are often tackling complex challenges that require collaborative, multidisciplinary problem solving. Creative thinking must come from all parts of the company. When a business culture is inquisitive, the questioning, learning, and sharing of information becomes contagious––and gives people permission to explore new ideas across boundaries and silos." - Warren Berger, Author of A More Beautiful Question
"Questioning is central to testing out new ideas to see what works." - Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup
“In the old economy, it was all about having the answers. But in today’s dynamic, lean economy, it’s more about asking the right questions.” - Eric Ries
“In the new world of sales, being able to ask the right questions is more valuable than producing the right answers…" - Dan Pink, Author of To Sell is Human