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Adam Grant: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again | TED [16:07]


Why are humans so slow to react to looming crises, like a forewarned pandemic or a warming planet? It's because we're reluctant to rethink, say organizational psychologist Adam Grant. From a near-disastrous hike on Panama's highest mountain to courageously joining his high school's diving team, Grant borrows examples from his own life to illustrate how tunnel vision around our goals, habits and identities can find us stuck on a narrow path. Drawing on his research, he shares counterintuitive insights on how to broaden your focus and remain open to opportunities for rethinking. (If you think you know something about frogs, watch until the end and get ready to think again.)

Think Again | Adam Grant | Animated Book Summary [15:01]

Think Again (The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know) by Adam Grant

People find it fascinating when leaders have a clear vision and brim with conviction. However, it seems that mental flexibility and the willingness to let go of bad ideas and false assumptions are much more important for long-term success than conviction. Think Again by best-selling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant is a book about the power of re-thinking and unlearning. The world around us is becoming more complex and changing rapidly. However, our ability to let go of old opinions and beliefs that no longer serve us has not evolved. We often still cling to beliefs we formed ten or more years ago. The book is packed with a lot of interesting studies, exciting stories, and enlightening ideas that cannot all be mentioned in this short summary. Nevertheless, what I can do in this animated book summary is to introduce you to the 8 biggest ideas of the book and why they’re important for entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Contents of this video – 00:00

Intro to Think Again by Adam Grant: 8 Biggest Ideas For Entrepreneurs And Innovators 00:55

1) Think Like a Scientist 02:46

2) Beware of Mount Stupid (The Dunning-Kruger-Effect) 04:45

3) Foster Constructive Conflict (Build a Challenge Network) 06:42

4) Use Fewer Arguments 07:59

5) Let People Convince Themselves 09:11

Harry Potter Example of Motivational Interviewing 11:04

6) Embrace Complexity 12:16

7) Foster Iterative Approaches 13:21

8) Create Learning Cultures (Psychological Safety)

Concepts Artwork

Images used with permission by Adam Grant. All credit goes to the creators.

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