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Viking (2021-02-02)
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THINK AGAIN

The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

by Grant, Adam

The bestselling author examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and un- learn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process.

Adam Grant is a top-rated professor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles in life to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can em- brace the joy of being wrong, harness the surprising advantages of impostor syndrome, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, how a Black mu- sician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, how a vaccine whisperer convinces con- cerned parents to immunize their children, and how Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox.

Adam Grant is a psychologist and Wharton's top-rated professor. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers and received distinguished scholarly achievement awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times. Grant earned his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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Adam Grant believes that keeping an open mind is a teachable skill. And no one could teach this hugely valuable skill better than he does in this wonderful read. The striking insights of this brilliant book are guaranteed to make you rethink your opinions and your most important decisions.

Quote: Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner in economics and #1 NYT bestselling author

Adam Grant makes a compelling case that if we have the humility and curiosity to reconsider our beliefs, we can always reinvent ourselves. Think Again helped me learn about how great thinkers and achievers don't let expertise or experience stand in the way of being perpetual students.

Quote: M. Night Shyamalan, director of The Sixth Sense and Split

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Quote: Inkwell

THINK AGAIN is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, whether at home, at work, or at school. With warmth and humor, Adam Grant distills complex research into a compelling case for why each of us should continually question old assumptions and embrace new ideas and perspectives. In an increasingly divided world, the lessons in this book are more important than ever.

Quote: Bill and Melinda Gates

UK: Ebury

Quote: Inkwell

THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more - it requires choosing courage over comfort. In THINK AGAIN, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I've never felt so hopeful about what I don't know.

Quote: Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 NYT Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead

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