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Join us for a Members Only Book Club! This quarter's read is "A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman."

7/14/2020
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Houston, Texas 
United States
Contact: Chapter Administrator
832-871-5961


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Join us for a Members Only Book Club! This quarter's read is A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman. So much of the work we do requires us to be curious. In the University of Pennsylvania’s “Authentic Happiness” series, they state that “Curiosity is associated with intelligence and problem-solving ability…and with high performance. There is evidence to suggest an upward spiraling relationship between curiosity and knowledge. The more we learn, the more we want to learn, and so on.” This sounds like most people I have met who are in the fundraising field!!  

 

Read more about curiosity here: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/newsletters/authentichappinesscoaching/curiosity

And of course, see how Brian Grazer has applied his curiosity to create the life he desired in this quarter’s book selection. 

 

The book is available for purchase on Amazon and is also available on Audible.  You can read a positive review of the work here - WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-a-curious-mind-by-brian-grazer-and-charles-fishman-1429051612

 

Special Thanks

Our chapter would like to offer a special thanks to Christine Stevens at the Houston Symphony for organizing this incredible benefit for our membership. We look forward to reading, learning, and discussing with you!

 

Virtual Meeting

For the time being, this remains a virtual Book Club. Zoom access details will be sent 24 hours in advance.

 

We are lucky to have a guide for our book club meeting provided by Tracy Harrington-Atkinson. https://tracyharringtonatkinson.com/curious-mind-readers-guide/

 

OVERVIEW:
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life.


TOPICS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION –

Intro:

How can curiosity be the key to one’s happiness?

What is a curiosity conversation?

 

Chapter 1: There is No Cure for Curiosity

What role has curiosity played in your life?

How is curiosity valuable in your career?

Has curiosity ever changed your life?

What correlation exists between curiosity and self-confidence?

Is curiosity really free? Why or why not?

 

Chapter 2: The Police Chief, the Movie Mogul, and the Father of the H-Bomb: Thinking Like Other People

How can curiosity be a secret to success?

How can curiosity be powerful?

How can questions be valuable?

 

Chapter 3: The Curiosity Inside the Story

What does success feel like and look like?

How does curiosity connect someone to reality?

What is the relationship between curiosity and storytelling?

 

Chapter 4: Curiosity as a Superhero Power

How can curiosity be used to conquer fears?

Is there a correlation between curiosity and persistence?

How does curiosity require work?

 

Chapter 5: Every Conversation is a Curiosity Conversation

How can curiosity be a key in your life?

How does curiosity create human connections?

How can asking be more persuasive than telling?

 

Chapter 6: Good Taste and the Power of Anti- curiosity

How are ideas fragile?

How does curiosity promote accountability?

 

Chapter 7: The Age of Curiosity

How does curiosity build trust?

How does curiosity require bravery?

How can you make curiosity a habit?

How does curiosity energize individuals?

 

LAST THOUGHTS:

If you could have a five-minute interview with anyone who would it be and why?

 

WHAT ARE YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS WHEN READING THIS BOOK AS A FUNDRAISER?

 

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