Adam Grant on Linkedin: New Book Release: "Think Again"
By now, readers of this blog are surely aware of my admiration for Adam Grant, and the incredible work he does. Whether it's as a Wharton Professor, Author, Podcast host or Corporate Speaker, you can count on me to be the first in line. Not sure if I can wait til Feb., but maybe there will be some previews . . . Check out Adam's post below.
2020 has forced us to rethink many of our basic assumptions—from how we work to where kids learn to what it takes to stay healthy. 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. We need to develop the skill—and the will—to rethink our views.
I’m thrilled to announce that this is the topic of my new book,THINK AGAIN. It focuses on how we think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval. If we thought more like scientists searching for truth, we could develop the humility to know what we don’t know and the flexibility to change our minds as the world changes around us. It launches in February, and it’s available for preorder now.