The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success

by Amanda Lang

HarperCollins Canada | October 9, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

The urge to question is natural for small children-just ask any parent. 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. She reveals how a major retailer set out to discover what really makes men happy-and was stunned by the results. She finds out why, at one particular hospital, nurses think it’s better if they don’t wash their hands. She learns why the most common methods of brainstorming don’t actually work and discovers a new soccer ball that could change the world.

A book that challenges conventional wisdom and offers practical, inspiring advice, The Power of Why shows 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.

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Published: October 9, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413208

ISBN - 13: 9781443413206

Found in: Business and Finance

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Rated out of 5 by from Meh. Probably the shallowest cliche ridden uninformative biz books I have read. There is nothing in this book that I found interesting or thoughtful.
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtful, inspiring, life-affirming I just bought this book as a Christmas present for a friend, having already read through it avidly myself. The author's voice is warm, knowing and quite humourous at times, as she takes the reader through a series of stories, many (but not all) business-related, to illustrate her premise that curiousity - the willingness to look hard at problems and stalemates in all aspects of your life - can open you up to solutions that you didnt know were within your grasp. I found that the tone and content stimulated me to not only think harder about how to approach issues in my life, but also helped me see those issues afresh. There is a wealth of inspiration here that can be brought to bear not only within your own life, but in dealing with others in all of your relationships. Think of it as a how-to book for life (without having to climb to the top of the mountain first). There is also good advice about not sticking your tongue to a metal pole in winter. So, highly recommended in all respects.
Date published: 2012-11-23
Rated out of 5 by from Looking forward to reading this book it at least because of the author's job at the CBC which would make her knowledgeable and which advances her credibility. This book is probably in the same genre of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Date published: 2012-11-02

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The Power of Why: Simple Questions That Lead to Success

by Amanda Lang

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 9, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413208

ISBN - 13: 9781443413206

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The urge to question is natural for small children-just ask any parent. 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. She reveals how a major retailer set out to discover what really makes men happy-and was stunned by the results. She finds out why, at one particular hospital, nurses think it’s better if they don’t wash their hands. She learns why the most common methods of brainstorming don’t actually work and discovers a new soccer ball that could change the world.

A book that challenges conventional wisdom and offers practical, inspiring advice, The Power of Why shows 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.