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When you ask searching questions, you innovate forward.

When you have answers, you stagnate.  >>>


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Searching for New Opportunities

Sample "Why?" and "What If?" Questions

Create Greater Value for People Around You

To be able to help people achieve more and solve their problems in a caring value-added way, ask yourself these searching questions constantly:

  • What extraordinary things could I do to help my dear ones?... More

Outside-In Company

Understand what's going in the real world look at your business from outside in and ask these searching questions relentlessly:

  • What's happening in your marketplace?... More

  Creating Sustainable Profits: 9 Questions To Answer


Case in Point

Attributes of the Super Smart Sought by Microsoft

  • Ability to pose acute questions instantaneously... More

  Work Smart and Hard


10 Commandments of Innovation

  • Question everything. Ask a lot of searching questions... More


Types  ‖  Why? What If?  ‖  Socratic  ‖  Self-Management  >>  CED Questions

Strategy Formulation

Culture of Questioning    Innoball

Critical Question Analysis    Structuring a Strategic Alliance: 10 Questions

Why Should You Ask Searching Questions?

Searching questions can help you discover new opportunities, uncover the roots of a problem, and find creative solutions to it.

Open your mind to what is possible.

Asking searching questions starts with challenging assumptions. If you do not check assumptions you cannot be good at asking searching questions. Don't ask one or two questions and then rush straight towards a solution. With an incomplete understanding of the problem it is very easy to jump to wrong conclusions.

Ask open-ended questions that elicit a wide rage of answers:

Triggering Great Ideas

A major stimulant to creative thinking for business problem solving Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book is focused questions. A well worded question often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights. To trigger more and better ideas, you, first, must be very clear about exactly what it is that you are trying to achieve. Write it down and describe it as if it were already achieved. And, second, question your assumptions continually. What if there were a better way? Be willing to try something completely different.

Turn Problems to Opportunities: 6 Tips



Boost Your Creativity

Creativity requires an inquisitive mind.

Creative Dissatisfaction Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Unless you ask lots of "Why?" and "What If"? questions, you won't generate creative insights. "To avoid this most common of creative errors, be sure to peek under all carpets, including your own. Don't take anything for granted. Especially success. Try looking at the world through more inquisitive eyes; try getting ideas in motion; try asking the all-important: "Why?" See what happens!"2  >>>



Case Studies Google

10 Success Lessons from Google

Google's top managers run the company by questions, not by answers, to  get a better innovative culture. They ask a lot of strategy-, product-, market- and competition-related questions to stimulate conversation that results in Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book... More






Be a Loving Creator


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 Questions for Creative Business Problem Solving


 "The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions."
~ Anthony Jay




1. "How To Trigger Great Ideas", Brian Tracy

2. Creativity, Alexander Hiam

3. Kaizen: The Key To Japan's Competitive Success, Masaaki Imai

4. "Google's Chief Looks Ahead," Time

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