A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer

By Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer

From Academy Award–winning manufacturer Brian Grazer and acclaimed enterprise journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly enjoyable 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 many years, movie and television manufacturer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an finished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to enterprise leaders, Grazer has met with an individual keen to respond to his questions for a number of hours.

These casual discussions sparked the artistic concept at the back of a lot of Grazer’s videos and television exhibits, together with Splash, 24, a stunning brain, Apollo thirteen, Arrested improvement, eight Mile, J. Edgar, and plenty of others.

A Curious brain is a brilliantly interesting, attention-grabbing, and encouraging homage to the ability of inquisitiveness and the ways that it deepens and improves us.

Whether you’re trying to enhance your administration type at paintings otherwise you are looking to develop into a greater romantic associate, this book—and its classes at the strength of curiosity—can switch your lifestyles.

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I had just released my solo CD, but my career until then had revolved around singing for my supper and writing and recording songs for Sons of Maxwell shows. Within the music industry, success for a musician is defined by awards, box-office receipts, music sales, or having someone really famous recording your music (so that you earn a royalty on the strength of that individual’s career). I had experienced highs and lows in most of those areas, but I personally believe that success is defined by your ability to earn a living doing what you love.

Until 2009, I had done that with one band for 20 years, and for that reason, I was successful … by my own definition, at least. There’ll never be a shortage of music-industry experts with the formula for success, and while some my brother and I have encountered continue to do great things, others are now bankrupt. Don and I, for better or worse, did what we had to do to remain employed in the music business. Where some would insist that the road to the next level demands focusing on only one genre and being one thing to avoid confusion (“You need to be either a pub band or an original band”), we developed into a versatile group with the ability to play an all-original theater show one night and a thousand-person beer tent the next.

You see, I’m doing the walk-by test. It’s a very important first test, and it’s during the walk-by that you wait for one of the guitars to catch your eye and speak to you. While some players make a beeline for the entry-level guitar racks, listening for a quick and dirty message that equates to “Hey, sailor, buy me a drink,” I move directly to the high-end section. I’m looking for a long-term relationship here, and as I walk past these finely crafted instruments, I’m listening for one to say, “Oh, excuse me.

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