For November we're questioning our beliefs and assumptions with Adam Grant. Hope you can join us. New members welcome; feel free to try a session.
Book:Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
Online: Please email Ashley Kellner for Hangout link
Date & Time: Sunday, Novemer 7 6:30pm
Book summary:Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt.
We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking.
As Wharton's top-rated professor Adam Grant makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners.