“It's not what you know - it’s the quality of the questions you ask. Ask great questions,” Peter Diamandis urged the cohort of founders, executives, and innovators at the Singularity University Executive Program in the Valley.
The power of questions is a recurring theme when it comes to creating impactful change and leading with purpose. All it takes is one person to ask “What if…” to change the course of industry - and history.
As technologies rapidly accelerate and we face an uncertain future of work, resource scarcity, and global economic shifts, questions are more important than ever. Taking space to approach change from a skeptical and thoughtful perspective will ensure the future we build is one that we want.
Great questions are challenging but necessary to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and anticipating the possibilities, repercussions, and outcomes of a hyperconnected, evolving, and redefined future for people, communities, and sectors.
5 Questions to Guide Your Impact
Here are five questions that we believe are critical for an ethical and truly innovative approach:
The more challenging - and bigger - the questions you ask, the more ambitious and resilient your impact will be. Always dig deeper and consider the implications of your personal and organisational actions.
Be bold. Ask great questions. Catalyse impact.