In Conversation With James O'Brien

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The outspoken radio presenter on how to change your mind in a world that is notoriously unforgiving of uncertainty.

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Radio presenter and writer James O'Brien doesn't hold back. His previous book, How to Be Right, was all about winning arguments. In this ThinkIn he'll talk about the follow-up, How Not to Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind, which is about making your mind up rather than making your voice heard. In a world that can be notoriously unforgiving of uncertainty, and sometimes actively hostile to nuanced discussion, taking the time to examine our opinions and ask where they come from is as important as it can be uncomfortable.

`Editor: Matt d'Ancona, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

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