A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

By Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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

From Academy Award–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer, New York occasions bestseller A Curious Mind deals an excellent peek into the “curiosity conversations” that encouraged him to create a few of the world’s so much iconic video clips and tv shows. He exhibits how interest has been the “secret” that fueled his upward thrust as one in every of Hollywood’s major manufacturers and artistic visionaries, and the way we all can channel its energy to guide higher and extra profitable lives.

Grazer has spent so much of his lifestyles exploring interest via what he phrases “curiosity conversations” with one of the most fascinating humans on the planet, together with spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose tale may well expand his worldview. those discussions sparked the artistic concept in the back of lots of his video clips and television indicates, together with Splash, 24, A attractive 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 deals a blueprint for the way we will be able to wake up our personal interest and use it as a superpower in our lives. even if you’re trying to develop your administration sort at paintings, discover a brand new resource of creativity, or develop into a greater romantic associate, this book—and its classes at the strength of curiosity—can swap your existence.

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And you've got to hear the reply. you might want to take the reply seriously—as a md or a colleague or a subordinate. in the event you don’t take the solutions heavily, nobody will take the questions heavily. You’ll simply get the solutions calculated to get each person out of the dialog quick. The questions, in different phrases, need to come from real interest. If you’re no longer curious sufficient to hear the reply, the entire query does is bring up cynicism and reduce belief and engagement. •  •  • one in every of MY adolescence heroes used to be Jonas Salk, the health care professional and scientist who found out how you can create the 1st vaccine that avoided polio. Salk used to be a towering determine. at the present time, it’s challenging to visualize how a lot worry polio instilled in American mom and dad and youngsters. A devastating affliction, polio is a viral an infection of the liner of the spinal twine, and it killed kids, left them completely crippled, or left them paralyzed so critically they had to reside their lives within an iron respiring computing device referred to as an iron lung. Polio is incurable and untreatable. children with a stiff or painful neck will be raced to the medical professional or the health facility, and sometimes they'd be lifeless inside a number of hours. And polio is contagious, even though how precisely it unfold wasn’t transparent throughout the top of the epidemics. So whilst epidemics swept in the course of the usa, humans could continue their young ones domestic from anyplace the place crowds gathered—kids didn’t visit the films, summer time camp, the seashore, or the swimming pool. In 1952, the yr after i used to be born, there has been a big epidemic of polio within the United States—58,000 humans received the affliction, 3,145 died, 21,269 have been left with a few point of paralysis. three simply within the leisure international, the variety of those that survived polio provides a bright feel of ways common and unsafe it was once. Alan Alda had polio as a toddler, as did Mia Farrow, Mel Ferrer, Francis Ford Coppola, Donald Sutherland, Johnny Weissmuller. Arthur C. Clarke, the technology fiction writer, had polio, as did the nice newspaper editor Ben Bradlee, and the violinist Itzhak Perlman, who nonetheless calls for braces and a crutch to stroll. four Jonas Salk used to be a decided and reasonably independent-minded virologist who constructed a “killed-virus” type of the polio vaccine whereas operating on the collage of Pittsburgh. The vaccine used inactivated debris of polio virus to stimulate the immune procedure, so those that bought doses of the vaccine have been resistant to an infection. five whilst the Salk vaccine was once introduced in 1955, Salk grew to become a national, after which a world, hero. Immunization courses have been introduced instantly, and via the tip of the Fifties, there have been just a couple of hundred situations of polio being mentioned within the complete state. Tens of millions of individuals have been stored from lives of problem, or from demise. every body used to be in a position to return to dwelling with out the shadow of polio over their lives. 6 Dr. Salk used to be born in 1914, and he was once simply 40 while the vaccine used to be introduced. by the point i made a decision to fulfill him, he had tested a systematic study middle referred to as the Salk Institute for organic examine in los angeles Jolla, California, simply north of San Diego.

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