Why are some people able to get so much more done in so much
less time than others? Why do some companies flourish in tough
times while others fail? Why are some countries more productive
Through 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, Amanda Lang explains how asking the right questions has
changed the world and how it can change you, too. 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.
Instead of obsessing over working "smarter," we ought to focus
on the instinctive urge to question that''s so natural for young
children. As Lang shows, it''s possible to reignite that instinct
at any age and to become more innovative and productive-as well as
more fulfilled in our jobs and happier in our relationships.
That''s the power of why.