Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian LeslieCurious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

byIan LeslieRead bySean Runnette

Audio Book (CD) | September 23, 2014

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We've come to misunderstand curiosity, mistaking diversive curiosity, our attraction to novel stimuli, as the real thing. This leaves us floundering in a world of Angry Birds, live tweeting, and fleeting, click-through distractions. Leslie shows how these distractions have led to a decline in deep, sustained quests for knowledge and understanding-what he calls epistemic curiosity-which relies on effort and persistence, and empathic curiosity, which leads us to wonder about the thoughts and feelings of others. Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, sociology, and business, Curious looks at what feeds true curiosity and what starves it, and uncovers surprising answers. Curiosity isn't a quality you can rely on to last a lifetime, but a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise. It's not a gift, but a habit. Filled with inspiring stories, case studies and practical advice, Curious charts a path to a more fulfilling, meaningful-and useful-life.
IAN LESLIE writes on psychology, social trends, and politics for a variety of publications in the UK and US, including Slate, The Economist, NPR,, The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times, and Granta. He has given talks at the RSA, Harvard Business School, and the London School of Economics.SEAN RUNNETTE is a multiple Earphone...
Title:Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On ItFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:435 pages, 5.88 × 5.06 × 0.56 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Highbridge CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1622315065

ISBN - 13:9781622315062


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is an amazing book. It is thought provoking, inspirational and certainly helps boost curiosity. I think everyone could benefit from reading Curious and would definitely recommend reading it!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It comes from within We are all curious in some ways or another. How you express that curiosity is the subject of Leslie's book. He goes into the science of how some people stay curious while other's don't It's a very well researched book that didn't disappoint.
Date published: 2016-12-13