3 Things: Think Again

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Welcome back to 3 Things! Today we’ve got a conversation with Adam Grant – an organizational psychologist who’s been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers. His new book – Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know – is about questioning assumptions, viewing life as a series of experiments, and training your mind to be more open. He also shares the secret to “reasoning with unreasonable people” – or, how to disagree more productively.

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3 Things I Learned

1) Approach your beliefs with an open mind. If we’re willing to have an open mind and reconsider our beliefs, by definition, we will be more likely and willing to change our minds.

2) Humility is a superpower. Having humility not only makes us more approachable, more likable, and easier for others to follow, it also makes us more likely to change our minds.

3) Empathy is a powerful tool. If empathy can bring opposites like the Yankees and Red Sox together, imagine what empathy can do for society as we try to tackle polarizing issues like racial injustice, inequity, or religious-based issues.

About 3 Things

Ric Elias learned 3 things from surviving the Miracle on the Hudson. Now he’s sharing conversations with remarkable people, and 3 things we all can take away from each.


Hear more from Ric by following him on Twitter and on Instagram.

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About the Author:

Ric Elias | Co-Founder & CEO

Ric Elias is CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital companies headquartered in Charlotte, NC. In 2009, Elias survived Flight 1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson,” which led to his viral TED Talk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." In 2011, Ric was named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including Road to Hire, a 501(c)(3) that connects young adults with on-ramps to professional development and high-earning careers. A native of Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School.

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