A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer

By Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer

From Academy Award–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer and acclaimed enterprise journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly wonderful peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that experience encouraged Grazer to create a few of America’s favourite and iconic videos and tv shows—from 24 to a stunning Mind.

For a long time, movie and television manufacturer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an entire stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to enterprise leaders, Grazer has met with a person keen to reply to his questions for a couple of hours.

These casual discussions sparked the artistic idea in the back of lots of Grazer’s videos and television exhibits, together with Splash, 24, a gorgeous brain, Apollo thirteen, Arrested improvement, eight Mile, J. Edgar, and plenty of others.

A Curious brain is a brilliantly enjoyable, interesting, and encouraging homage to the ability of inquisitiveness and the ways that it deepens and improves us.

Whether you’re trying to enhance your administration variety at paintings otherwise you are looking to develop into a greater romantic associate, this book—and its classes at the energy of curiosity—can swap your lifestyles.

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Five minutes into that lunch, it was a done deal. We decided we were going to partner to bring a new course to Stanford, to apply design thinking to designing life after college—first to design students and, if that went well, then to all students. That course has gone on to become one of the most popular elective classes at Stanford. ” And, of course, they then say, “Great! ” At that point almost everyone says, “Oh! ” For years we’ve had to say no to that question, at least to everyone who didn’t happen to be one of the sixteen thousand students at Stanford.

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