A Curious Mind
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A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life

Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life

Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person's life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the "curiosity conversations" that inspired him to create some of the world's most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the "secret" that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood's leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives.Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms "curiosity conversations" with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you're looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.

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2015
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9781476730790

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Entries found on pages 273–286 refer to content found in the Notes.
Abrahamson, Joan, 154–55
Academy Awards, 107–8, 139, 165, 177
accountability
and curiosity, 182
and democracy, 183–84
action, taking, 9, 129, 149
See also: doing nothing
actors: characteristics of great, 140–41
Adam and Eve story, 11–13
advertising executives:
curiosity of, 94
Affleck, Ben, 90
Allen, Herbert A., 117
Allende, Salvador, 70
Allred, Gloria, 53
American dream:
Imagine movies about, 167–68
American Gangster (movie), 6, 36, 77, 167–68, 169
Andersen, Hans Christian, 104
animals:
curiosity of, 6–7
answers to questions:
and familiarity as enemy of curiosity, 159
paying attention to, 9
purpose of, 152
and questioning culture, 152
“right,” 146–52
surprising, 63–67
See also: listening
anti-curiosity
and Cry-Baby movie, 173–74
definition of, 170
of Grazer, 172–74
and “making the case,” 170, 171
need for, 169–85
and “no,” 170–71, 172–73
and when to be anti-curious, 175
and when not to be curious, 173–75
Apollo 13 (movie):
and curiosity as shared knowledge, 82
and curiosity as storytelling, 35–36...

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