Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman

Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. As both a writer and producer, he has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards, and in 2002 won the Best Picture Oscar for A Beautiful Mind (2001). In addition to winning three other Academy Awards, "A Beautiful Mind" and won four Golden Globe Awards (including Best Motion Picture Drama). Grazer's films and TV shows have been nominated for a total of 52 Oscars and 94 Emmys. At the same time, his movies have generated more than $13.5 billion in worldwide theatrical, music and video grosses. 

That's some bio. And now Brian has written a book along with Charles Fishman all about how he got there: by feeding his curiosity by asking lots of lots of questions. 

The book a wonderful quick read full of stories of Brian's quest to meet and interview people, like Oprah, Issac Asimov, Condoleeza Rice and Jonas Salk. 

His main message: Asking questions can change your life. Of course to get to the asking questions part, it helps if you don't take no for an answer. 

Here's Brian talking a little about curiosity:

One of the reasons I started this blog was to have a place online to explore. It's led me to meet people I would never have met include cast and crew members from The Closer & Major Crimes, authors I admire and we've visited wonderful places we might otherwise not have made time to visit. This book has inspired me to take that kind of thinking to the next level. I'm not sure what that means from a practical standpoint yet, but stay tuned. 

What are you curious about? 

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