YOUniversity with Adam Grant

THINK AGAIN: THE POWER OF KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

We are thrilled to have Adam Grant, author of 4 New York Times bestselling books (Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves), joining us for a thought-provoking conversation around the insights featured in his forthcoming book.

Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years and one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

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.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect from our conversation with Adam during our next YOUniversity:

In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. 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. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval–and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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.

You’ll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and how Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox.

Think Again reveals that we don’t have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It’s an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.

BONUS: ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF THINK AGAIN, SHIPPED TO YOU (A $38 VALUE)


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ADAM AND THINK AGAIN

“Think Again is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, whether at home, at work, or at school. With warmth and humor, Adam Grant distills complex research into a compelling case for why each of us should continually question old assumptions and embrace new ideas and perspectives. In an increasingly divided world, the lessons in this book are more important than ever.”

—Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Gates Foundation

“THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more – it requires choosing courage over comfort. In THINK AGAIN, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.”

—Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead


Adam Grant is the host of WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast. His TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 20 million times. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, Bridgewater, and the Gates Foundation. He writes on work and psychology for the New York Times, serves on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon, and has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages. He has more than 3 million followers on social media and features new insights in his free monthly newsletter, GRANTED.

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February 25, 2021
4:00pm to 6:00pm ET

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