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by Warren Berger | Read by Michael Quinlan

This is a crisply written overview of how our impatient culture and top-down learning paradigms suppress our natural ability to ask imaginative questions. Michael Quinlan’s narration will strike many listeners as calming. Buoyed by his near flawless diction and phrasing, his performance has the confidence of someone in total control of his craft and his connection with his listeners. To support his thesis, the author offers the comments and stories of an assortment of artists, business innovators, and social activists. He shows how good questioning, instead of becoming too comfortable with conventional wisdom, can lead us to novel solutions and rekindle our creative initiative. With its nuanced critique of how public and private institutions discourage curiosity, this audio should be required listening for anyone responsible for igniting change and promoting personal engagement. T.W. 2015 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine