Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Curious by Ian Leslie

"I have no special talents," said Albert Einstein. "I am only passionately curious." Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be smarter, more creative, and more successful. So why are many of us allowing our curiosity to wane? In Curious, Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our "desire to know." Just when the rewards of curiosity have never been higher, it is misunderstood, undervalued, and increasingly monopolized by a cognitive elite. A "curiosity divide" is opening up. This divide is being exacerbated by the way we use the Internet. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, we can answer almost any question instantly. But does this easy access to information guarantee the growth of curiosity? No--quite the opposite. Leslie argues that true curiosity the sustained quest for understanding that begets insight and innovation--is in fact at risk in a wired world. Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, economics, education, and business, Curious looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and finds surprising answers. Curiosity isn't, as we're encouraged to think, a gift that keeps on giving. It is a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise and a habit that parents, schools, and workplaces need to nurture. Filled with inspiring stories, case studies, and practical advice, Curious will change the way you think about your own mental habits, and those of your family, friends, and colleagues.

Buy Curious by Ian Leslie from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780465097623
ISBN-10: 0465097626
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Curious by Ian Leslie

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Curious book by Ian Leslie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie writes on psychology, social trends, and politics for publications in the UK and US, including Slate, The Economist, NPR, Bloomberg.com, The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Granta.

Books By Ian Leslie

Born Liars by Ian Leslie
Paperback, July 2017
$18.20
Curious by Ian Leslie
Paperback, June 2015
$17.99
Seven Steps to Accelerated Wealth by Ian Leslie
Paperback, December 2007
$29.66