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Mon. June 20: Stanford GSB Salon in Washington DC

Event Details

Date/Time:
Mon, June 20, 2016
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Venue:
Stanford in Washington
Location:
2661 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Map address
Registration Period:
06/06/2016-06/20/2016
Price:
Includes open bar (wine, beer) and heavy appetizers: $10 Stanford GSB Alumni, $15 Members of the broader Stanford alumni community & alumni of other local MBA clubs.
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June 20: A More Beautiful Question

“Questioning--deeply, imaginatively, ‘beautifully’--can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask ‘Why?’”

Join us on Monday, June 20th for the summer session of the Stanford GSB Salon in DC as we engage in a thought-provoking discussion and a series of fast-paced, interactive activities based on the book, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger. This is our last Salon for the season with the next one to be held in September 2016.

“The most creative, successful people tend to be expert questioners. They've mastered the art of inquiry, raising questions no one else is asking--and finding powerful answers. The author takes us inside red-hot businesses like Google, Netflix, IDEO, and Airbnb to show how questioning is baked into their organizational DNA. He also shares inspiring stories of artists, teachers, entrepreneurs, basement tinkerers, and social activists who changed their lives and the world around them--by starting with a ‘beautiful question.’” (Source: http://www.amazon.com/More-Beautiful-Question-Inquiry-Breakthrough/dp/1620401452).

Reading the book is not required for the discussion although reading the following three short articles by the author is highly recommended since we will engage in small group and paired activities based on the questions posed in them and sparked by the discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027404/scared-of-failing-ask-yourself-these-6-fear-killing-questions

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028946/find-your-passion-with-these-8-thought-provoking-questions

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3030708/tackle-any-problem-with-these-3-questions

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