A Curious Mind

  • by Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer - introduction
  • Narrated by Norbert Leo Butz
  • 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows - from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.
For decades film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others.
A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this audiobook - and its lessons on the power of curiosity - can change your life.

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Me,Me,and Me

75% bragging and 30% ideas....a waste of time and money. Disappointed a professional with a good idea ,loads of experience and information to waste it on beating his chest !
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- Don Rankin

Excellent Narration! Great insights.

What did you love best about A Curious Mind?

Good to listen to, thanks to the excellent narration. Well worth the time. What really impressed me was the narration given it was not the author reading the book. I typically only get books read by authors since they seem to know where to place the emphasis ect given how deeply they understand the book and or subject matter. Norbert did a fantastic job of faithfully delivering this great book that Brian Grazer and Charles Fisherman wrote.

The book made me realize how intensely curious I am and how it something to feel confident and good about. Brian had many great messages, the one regarding his management style I thought was great. He clearly must be a great listener and yet made no mention of that skill which is a shame since that skill would be critical in satisfying his curiosity.


Would you recommend A Curious Mind to your friends? Why or why not?

Absolutely, Brian shines a flood light on curiosity, a key principle to learning and existence that I have not seen examined in so much depth.


What about Norbert Leo Butz’s performance did you like?

Outstanding and best I have heard, Norbert was all over the content of the book and delivered it perfectly. I would be surprised if Brian or Charles could have done a better job. I typically don't buy Audible books that are not narrated by the author.


What insight do you think you’ll apply from A Curious Mind?

Celebrate your curiosity.

Curiosity is a great management tool, I don't like people who have big egos or beat their chests or show their insecurities in countless other ways. Brian's management style of asking questions is one that I will consciously adopt. It's subtle and incredibly powerful (if your intentions are right).


Any additional comments?

I felt the word curious was a little overused but then again, given the title of the book I should maybe realign my expectations ;-)

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- Mr Robert J MacLennan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio