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By Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

Number 1 New York Times bestselling writer and Oscar–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly interesting and eye-opening exploration of interest and the life-changing results it will probably have on each person’s life.

From Academy Award–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer, New York instances bestseller A Curious Mind bargains an excellent peek into the “curiosity conversations” that encouraged him to create a few of the world’s such a lot iconic videos and tv shows. He exhibits how interest has been the “secret” that fueled his upward thrust as one in all Hollywood’s top manufacturers and inventive visionaries, and the way we all can channel its strength to guide higher and extra lucrative lives.

Grazer has spent so much of his existence exploring interest via what he phrases “curiosity conversations” with the most attention-grabbing humans on the planet, together with spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose tale may perhaps increase his worldview. those discussions sparked the artistic proposal at the back of lots of his videos and television indicates, together with Splash, 24, A appealing Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and lots of others.

A Curious Mind isn't just a desirable page-turner—it additionally bargains a blueprint for the way we will be able to wake up our personal interest and use it as a superpower in our lives. no matter if you’re trying to boost your administration type at paintings, discover a brand new resource of creativity, or turn into a greater romantic companion, this book—and its classes at the energy of curiosity—can switch your existence.

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