Think Again: Why changing your mind is often the clever thing to do

Adam Grant argues that only the complacent and self-satisfied are entirely consistent

Adam Grant is adept at dropping attention-grabbing nuggets of research into his breezy narrative. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED


Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

By Adam Grant

WH Allen, €21

Eamon Dunphy is happy to admit that he has changed position on one or two issues over the years. “Consistencies are the hobgoblin of the mediocre mind,” the outspoken pundit declared in a recent interview, quoting the poet Patrick Kavanagh.

“Consistency is an overrated thing, unless you’re a liar . . . not with regard to values or ...