Organizational psychologist Adam Grant “believes that great minds don’t think alike; they challenge each other to think differently.” On TED Audio Collective’s “ReThinking” Adam hosts chats and debates with creators, thinkers, leaders, and high achievers. Past guests have included Olympic medalists, Nobel laureates, Oscar winners, entrepreneurs, actors, and more fascinating minds sharing insight to help us embrace new ideas and science to make us smarter.
Stream “ReThinking’s” 15+ episodes in any order, running less than an hour on average. Guests will tackle topics like overcoming disappointment, celebrating success, reimagining our return to work, exploring your attention, emotional intelligence, and what vulnerability isn’t.
In May, Ava DuVernay joined an episode to share her journey going from a publicist with a filmmaking hobby to a full-time filmmaker. She was the first Black woman director to win at Sundance and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Ava discussed her career, her evolving leadership style, and how studying MLK for the film Selma taught her about the power of inspiration.
Jon Batiste talked to Adam after 5 Grammy wins out of his 11 nominations in several categories like Album of the Year. Jon chatted about his creative process, historical awards wins, building genre-bending tunes, and starting out as a musician in New Orleans. Jon shared keys to cultivating his career path like how focus and variety keep the flow. He reflected on the world-changing power of art.
In September, Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban shared his story – going from a door-to-door salesman to purchasing an NBA team and selling billion-dollar companies. Mark told Adam about creating opportunities from problems in investing, entrepreneurship, and basketball. His newest project shakes up the healthcare industry, an online pharmacy to make drugs more affordable. Mark said that chasing your passion isn’t necessarily the best way to keep your motivation going.
Tune in for new episodes of “ReThinking” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.