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WAN Book Club: Think Again by Adam Grant

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WAN Book Club: Think Again by Adam Grant

December 15, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The WAN Book Club is open to all FPSA members.

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

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“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

The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals 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. 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.

The FPSA Women's Alliance Network (WAN) aims to support women's careers in the food and beverage industry and foster a balanced environment. WAN welcomes everyone, irrespective of gender, position, or age, and provides valuable knowledge, strategies, and motivation for professional growth. Through education, networking, and inclusivity, WAN empowers its members to excel in their current roles and strive for personal and professional success. WAN also focuses on building awareness, expanding membership, promoting women's employment in the industry, maintaining competitiveness, and fostering a gender-inclusive atmosphere.