> Skip to content
  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780753553893
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

Think Again

The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know




Bestselling author and TED podcast star, Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking -- how questioning your beliefs and knowing what you don't know can lead you to success at work and hapiness at home

We need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.

Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?

For too many of us, our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. Think Again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity, but constantly willing to rethink their stances and that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams.

New evidence shows us that as a mindset and a skilllset, rethinking can be taught and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities to do it. Section 1 explores why we struggle to think again and how we can learn to do it as individuals, arguing that 'grit' alone can actually be counterproductive. Section 2 discusses how we can help others think again through learning about 'argument literacy'. And the final section 3 looks at how schools, businesses and governments fall short in building cultures that encourage rethinking.

In the end, learning to rethink may be the secret skill to give you the edge in a world changing faster than ever.

  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780753553893
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Adam Grant

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist, Wharton's top-rated professor for seven straight years, and the New York Times bestselling author of three books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages. He hosts the TED original podcast "WorkLife", which in the spring of 2018 reached #1 on the Apple charts. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune's 40 under 40, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and he has more than 2.7 million followers on social media. He also curates the Next Big Idea Club along with Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dan Pink, handpicking two new books each quarter for subscribers and donating 100% of profits to provide books for children in under-resourced communities.

Also by Adam Grant

See all

Related titles