ML15: How To Ask Better Questions

Learn the difference between good and bad questions, the multiple frameworks for inquiry in business and life and why having all the answers is overrated.

ML15: How To Ask Better Questions

What if one of the most powerful tools for igniting change in the world was something that’s been available to us since childhood?

Questioning - deeply, imaginatively and critically – can spark unique insights and unleash our innate creativity. It can help us see the world through fresh eyes and notice things others don’t. And it can inspire us to take focused actions that improve the quality of our lives.

Most creative and successful people in all fields from science to business recognise the importance of asking incisive questions because they can lead to such powerful insights.

In this episode I discuss a number of topics related to questions including:

- What’s the difference between a good question and a bad one?
- The best frameworks you use to ask better questions
- The questions you should be asking yourself to prove the validity of your ideas

So whether you're looking to leverage the power of questioning in learning, business or life this episode has you covered.


🎙 ML42: How To Learn Like a Child

🎙 ML22: Rob Fitzpatrick on Building Businesses,Thinking Like an Entrepreneur and How To Tell When Customers Are Lying

🎙 ML18: John Paul Flintoff on Asking Insightful Questions, Dealing with Failure and Mastering The Art of Conversation


📄 Engineering Insight: How to Boost Your Creativity with the Focused and Diffuse Modes of Thinking

📄 Reflect to Learn: How to Create Your Own Mental Playbook

📄 Why You’re Learning the Wrong Way and What To Do About It

Selected Resources

📖 A More Beautiful Question - Warren Berger

📖 Seeing What Others Don't - Gary Klein

📖 Zero to One - Peter Thiel

📖 The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

📖 The Mom Test - Rob Fitzpatrick

📖 How Will You Measure Your Life - Clayton Christensen