Episode 233 : Ali Raja On Intellectual Curiosity

Featured Guest: Ali Raja

  • May 26, 2021

“We have to be rigorous about our approach to purposefully taking on new things”

Dr. Ali Raja is the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Professor of Emergency Medicine and was recently named the inaugural Mooney-Reed Endowed Chair at Harvard Medical School. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and a highly sought-after expert on a variety of topics. Dr. Raja joins Explore The Space to discuss the wonderful topic of intellectual curiosity, how to harness it,  and how it can feed into leadership and mentorship. There are also some premium fashion tips from this sartorial genius.

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Key Learnings

1. A refresher on dressing to feel at the top of your game

2. Getting back to some of the activities we love

3. The power of new technology as a driver of intellectual curiosity

4. A new approach when you’re not good at something new right away

5. Why it’s important to share the whole journey

6. Being ok with doing nothing as well

7. How intellectual curiousity translates into more effective leadership and mentorship

8. Dr. Raja’s go-to leadership book


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