OK, I know. It was only two emails ago that I declared my favourite book of the past ten years. It’s still true. This one, A Curious Mind, by Brian Grazer is nipping its heels!
Brian Grazer is an ultra-successful Hollywood Producer who promotes the role of curiosity in enjoyable and successful lives. In his twenties he deliberately met a new person each day and he explains how his 35 years of ‘curiosity conversations’ have informed so much of his work. He surprised me by talking of how he manages through curiosity: that through honestly asking questions people are empowered.
I particularly enjoyed his honesty and application of curious questions when working with actors who’s job it is to manipulate you in to believing them…
He also suggests we don’t recognise curiosity highly enough. I agree.
Let me know what you think if you read it. I’m …curious.
Thanks Caleb for the recommendation!