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  • Think Again

  • The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (350 ratings)

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The best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals 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 unlearn. In recent months, the pandemic has forced us all to reevaluate our assumptions about health and safety and multiple acts of police brutality have challenged most of us to reconsider our responsibility for fighting racism. Yet in our daily lives, too many of us still 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. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: there's evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder we can become to our own limitations.

As an organisational psychologist, Adam Grant has spent his career exploring how we can open other people's minds - and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the number one New York Times best-selling author of Originals and Give and Take, one of his guiding principles in life is arguing like he's right but listening like he's wrong.

With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, harness the surprising advantages of impostor syndrome, bring nuance into charged conversations about abortion and climate change, and build schools, workplaces and communities of lifelong learners.

You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces anti-vaxxers to immunise their children, and how Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox.

Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalise everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility, humility and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

©2021 Adam Grant (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Well thought out and narrated, definitely a must for all. An easy to read/listen title.

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Data and Facts

it is interesting to hear data backing most of experiences.

the story or case study around NASA and what you will tell your younger self if so critical in how we approach the directions of our lives .

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Adam Grant has done it again!

I’ve read (listened) all of Adam’s books and as usual he not only enlightened me, but he also reminded me of the importance to stop up and RETHINK what I (we) do to ensure we’re not just running with “business as usual”, but always are looking for the best and optimized solution.

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Can you help me spell 'mayonnaise'?

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How can this research improve our current way of doing things? How do you think we can best apply the wisdom in this book? What is one thing we can do differently, now that we've digested this research? Why is it important do to things differently? Do you think we need to do things differently?

What I know is that I don't yet know the depths of all the wisdom caught in this book.

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Was reflecting throughout the read

I enjoyed how different concepts were introduced so that the reader would reflect upon different aspects of their life.

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This book quite literally changed my thinking

What a treasure of a book. I immediately saw the rewards of rethinking, in private life and in business.

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Compelling story on re-thinking on all levels

Great insights in the process or thinking again, what you can do for yourself, in discussions and groups. Good practical tips of getting into the rethinking habit

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Rethinking has become a lost skill

Rethinking with a purpose in a Scientific method is just not given enough significance. Ive been challenged to try and rethink but with real practical guidelines.

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Provoking and colourful

It is good practical look at how you can redefine your thinking, yourself and your influence.

Adam Grant also conveys his intended humour brilliantly through the reading!

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Amazing

Amazing book, did what it promised to do👍 storytelling is interesting and author really tries to spark a rethinking process

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