A Curious Mind

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

BF 323 .C8 G73 2015

A Curious Mind is Brian Grazer’s exploration of the joys of curiosity and its power to transform our lives.

Since the late 1970s, Hollywood producer Brian Grazer has sought out interesting and accomplished strangers – from spies and Nobel laureates to artists and CEOs – for what he calls a “curiosity conversation.” These talks have helped inspire many of the films and television shows Grazer has produced through Imagine Entertainment, including Apollo 13, Splash, 8 Mile, A Beautiful Mind, Friday Night Lights, and Arrested Development.

This book is a personal account of how Brian Grazer’s enthusiasm to talk with anyone and everyone – including luminaries such as science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and medical researcher Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine – has made him one of Hollywood’s leading producers. But it is also an invitation for all of us to embrace our curiosity to become better leaders, better creators, better managers, even better romantic partners.

Brian Grazer believes that we are living in the golden age of curiosity, because we have the freedom to ask almost any question, and more tools than ever to figure out the answer. Together, we need to start asking those questions. The answer can open a world of creativity and adventure.”
– publisher description

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