For the past 30 years, the Hollywood producer Brian Grazer has been holding what he calls “curiosity conversations.” Twice a month (on average), he meets with scientists, politicians, writers, athletes and all sorts of other people to pick their brains, sometimes to inform a particular project but usually just to fill up the reserves of information, stories and relationships that any great producer needs. The partial list of those he has spoken to takes up 28 pages at the end of “A Curious Mind.” It begins with the musician 50 Cent and ends with the historian Howard Zinn.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
#113 / Curious
Here's A Life - Use It Well! That is good advice.
A practical tip on how to accomplish that objective came to my attention in a recent book review, published in the April 15, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Hollywood producer Brian Grazer has written a book called A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.
Here is a description of what Grazer is proposing. I think he has a good idea:
We could all do that! I don't think being a "great producer" is a prerequisite.