By Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer
From Academy Award–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer and acclaimed enterprise journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly exciting 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 stunning 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 company leaders, Grazer has met with someone keen to reply to his questions for a number of hours.
These casual discussions sparked the inventive suggestion at the back of lots of Grazer’s videos 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 wonderful, attention-grabbing, and encouraging homage to the facility of inquisitiveness and the ways that it deepens and improves us.
Whether you’re seeking to enhance your administration variety at paintings otherwise you are looking to develop into a greater romantic associate, this book—and its classes at the strength of curiosity—can swap your existence.
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A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer