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

By Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer

From Academy Award–nominated manufacturer Brian Grazer and acclaimed company journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly pleasing peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that experience encouraged Grazer to create a few of America’s favourite and iconic video clips and tv shows—from 24 to a gorgeous Mind.
For a long time, movie and television manufacturer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an complete stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to enterprise leaders, Grazer has met with somebody prepared to respond to his questions for a number of hours. those casual discussions sparked the inventive proposal in the back of lots of Grazer’s video clips and television exhibits, together with Splash, 24, a stunning brain, Apollo thirteen, Arrested improvement, eight Mile, J. Edgar, and lots of others.

A Curious brain is a brilliantly exciting, attention-grabbing, and encouraging homage to the ability of inquisitiveness and the ways that it deepens and improves us. no matter if you’re trying to increase your administration variety at paintings otherwise you are looking to turn into a greater romantic associate, this book—and its classes at the energy of curiosity—can switch your lifestyles.

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