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If you’re genuinely curious about your employees’ lives, you’ll ask them questions accordingly. This way, Brian leads mostly by asking questions, instead of giving orders. Vice versa, his employees are supposed to ask him many questions also! When you’re curious, people can explain and reflect on their work themselves. This kind of meaningful conversation leads to bigger and better breakthroughs than a mere “do this now” approach.


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When I say Brian Grazer , does that ring a bell? It didn’t for me at first, I have to admit. Maybe the title of this book reminds you of something. A Curious Mind.


A Beautiful Mind maybe? You know, the movie about the brilli...


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He had to tone down his curiosity for a while, but in the end both movies got a lot of critical acclaim, in spite of not being commercial successes.

The only way to create something of value is to ignore new ideas every now and then – it’s up to you to know when that is .


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Lesson 3: When it’s time to stop asking and start doing

Being curious is a great mode to be in 90% of the time. But sometimes, it’s time to flip the switch and become anti-curious for a while. For example, after Brian Grazer had the idea for the TV show 24 from one of his many curiosity conversations (weekly meetings with professionals from all kinds ...


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Similarly, questions make you much better at connecting with people . Everyone loves being asked questions and to talk about themselves , so instead of rambling about yourself at the next pa...


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Lesson 2: Everyone loves being asked and answering questions

I recently thought about how much I know about my parents’ childhoods. As it turns out, it’s not too much. Sure, I know where they went to school and a couple big milestones, but teenage life is long – there’s so much I still have to ask them!

Think about someone you’ve known most or all o...


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Lesson 1: A rule of business is that whoever’s the most curious

Most people will tell you that business is hard. That it’s competitive. That you have to get your elbows out, toughen up, and try to overtake whoever’s in front of you.

But that’s not true. You can take a much more cooperative approach, one that’s


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Top 3 Lessons From The Book

  1. In business, whoever is the most curious, wins.
  2. Everyone loves being asked questions and that includes the people closest to you.
  3. Sometimes you gotta know when to stop asking and start doing.


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A Curious Mind - Book Review

A Curious Mind is a wonderful angle at business and life, if you ask me. It’s predicated on fun, being open-minded and preserving your sense of childhood curiosity. Seems to me like a much more sustainable approac...


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Most couples eventually fall into a rut. “Hey, how was your day?” “Good, good.” …and then TV takes over. Saving a deteriorating relationship from falling apart can be as simple as remembering one specific thing your partner told you and then asking them about it. “Hey, how’d the presentation go t...


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Author Quote

Author Quote

"Life isn't about finding the answers, it's about asking the questions."

-Brian Grazer


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Yup, Brian Grazer produced that. He also produced movies like 8 Mile, Frost/Nixon, Apollo 13 and the world-famous TV show 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer.

In 2015, Brian asked himself what the root of his success was. He determined that the answer was curiosity. To share how i...


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Similarly, his expertise in the film industry now tells him when he’s found a movie that deserves to be made – even if it’s not going to be a mass hit. Frost/Nixon and Rush are great examples of such movies. They were well written, and the stories of the post-Watergate Nixon interviews and Niki L...


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A Curious Mind - Book

A Curious Mind is an homage to the power of asking questions, showing you how being curious can change your entire life, from the way you do business, to how you interact with your loved ones, or even shape you...


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The same holds true for your customers. Who would you rather buy a car from? The dealer who just touts his latest offers and how great the cars are, or someone who asks you why you want to buy a car, what you need it for, where you’ll go with it, and what you’re looking for? The only way to satis...


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Who would I recommend the A Curious Mind to?

The 16 year old who has his own Youtube show, but sometimes runs out of new ideas, the 47 year old wife, who feels like her marriage is stuck in a rut, and anyone who loves watching great movies.


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