What can you learn from a toddler?
Why are some people able to get so much done in so little time?
How do certain companies flourish in tough times while others fail?
Are innovators born or made?
Why are some countries more productive than others?
The urge to question is natural for small children.
But few of us are aware that it is also one of the most vital tools for success.
In The Power of Why, Amanda Lang shows how curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions fuels innovation and can drive change not just in business but also in our personal lives.
Weaving together the latest research with in-depth profiles of innovators from around the world, Lang explores:
how to harness and develop the power of curiosity.
Lang prides an entertaining mix of examples from the business world, insights from innovation gurus, little-known research, the experiences of business leaders and her own candid stories of life off-camera.
From the invention of the curved shower curtain rod to the introduction of an elevator that creates electricity as it moves from floor to floor, The Power of Why persuasively spells out the connection between innovation and productivity that is so crucial in the knowledge economy.
Lang challenges conventional wisdom and offers practical, inspiring advice on how it’s possible to reignite your innate curiosity and overcome long-standing barriers—leaving you more creative, productive and fulfilled in your job and happier in your relationships.
Amanda Lang explains how:
- asking the right questions has changed the world and
- asking the right questions can change you, too.
Instead of obsessing over working smarter,
we ought to focus on the instinctive urge to question
that's so natural for young children.
It's possible to reignite that instinct at any age.