Adam Grant encourages us to ‘Think Again’ in new book
February 16, 2021
Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant encourages people to reconsider their assumptions in his new book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.
Grant’s timely book suggests that learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can be beneficial at work and in life.
He recently talked with NBC’s Harry Smith for a Sunday Today spotlight on the book.
“I think too many of us prefer the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt,” Grant tells Smith. “We want to get in the habit of reconsidering. It doesn’t mean we always have to change our minds. But, I really believe that if knowledge is power, that knowing what you don’t know is wisdom.”
Think Again has garnered significant interest:
- The Inc. article “Why the Best Leaders Love Being Wrong” highlights the book’s key ideas.
- The WorkLife podcast episode “Think Again: JJ Abrams Takes Adam’s Job” features a playful interview in which the filmmaker interviews Grant about the book.
- The Hidden Brain podcast episode “The Easiest Person to Fool” explores real-life scenarios in which the book’s concepts play out.
- The Dare to Lead podcast episode “The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” features a conversation about the book between Grant and researcher Brené Brown.
Grant is The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania.