SPE-KSA Executive Board Recommendations
For this edition of SandRose Reviews, we bring you a set of recommendations from some members of the SPE-KSA Executive Board.
Think Again by Adam Grant
Dr. Yara Alzahid
Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson
I am excited to share my review of Adam Grant’s book, Think Again. Grant’s work has consistently positioned him as one of my favorite psychology writers, and this book further solidifies his reputation.
Think Again delves into the concept of intellectual humility, challenging readers to embrace the unknown, question their own beliefs, and become comfortable with not having all the answers. Grant eloquently demonstrates the benefits of doubt and the joy of being wrong, illustrating how these qualities can lead to personal and professional growth.
One of the key insights from the book is the transformative power of admitting when we don’t know something and actively seeking critical feedback. Grant shows that leaders who exhibit this kind of humility are more likely to lead productive and innovative teams, fostering a culture of continuous learning.
In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to rethink and adapt is becoming increasingly crucial. Think Again provides a roadmap for developing this skill, giving readers the tools to navigate uncertainty and embrace change. By cultivating intellectual humility, we gain a competitive advantage in a world that is constantly evolving.
I highly recommend Think Again to anyone seeking to expand their mindset and thrive in an ever-changing environment. This book is a must-read for those who are ready to challenge their conventional wisdom and unlock new levels of growth and success.
Technical & Professional Programs Chairperson
Moneyball captivated me with its unique blend of sports, drama, and human emotions. The film tells the true story of Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, who revolutionizes baseball by using data-driven analytics to build a competitive team on a tight budget. As someone who appreciates both sports and innovative thinking, I found the movie engaging and inspiring. The performances by Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill were exceptional, making the characters relatable and the story even more compelling. Moneyball left a lasting impression on me, reminding me of the importance of challenging conventional wisdom and embracing out-of-the-box thinking to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Information Technology Chairperson
The podcast is presented by Mashhoor Aldubayan and is for those who are passionate about business and entrepreneurship. In each episode, a unique individual shares their experiences in the fast-paced world of business, tailored for both newcomers and experienced entrepreneurs.