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I’m Ozan Varol.

I’m a rocket scientist turned author and law professor.

But at heart, I’m a contrarian. At its core, a contrarian is someone who looks at conventional wisdom and asks “Why?” and “Is there a better way?” The goal is to re-imagine—not just resist—the status quo.

We’re genetically programmed to follow the herd. Thousands of years ago, conformity to our tribe was essential to our survival. If you didn’t conform, you’d be ostracized, rejected, or worse, left for dead.

Not anymore. The ability to disrupt established methods and find new ways of looking at old ideas is one of the most sought-after qualifications in all fields.

It’s a superpower that allows you to see things that others miss.

Yet this superpower is becoming increasingly rare. We’ve been brainwashed from an early age to toe the line, use # 2 pencils, and color between the lines.

But here’s the hard truth: You can’t get ahead if you’re simply following.

When you learn how to reimagine the status quo, you won’t just change the way you view the world.

You’ll be empowered to change the world itself.

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Praise for Think Like a Rocket Scientist:

This is not just an engrossing read—it’s bursting with practical insights. Ozan Varol’s dazzling debut might change how you approach problems. Houston, this book has solutions.

—ADAM GRANT, New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Susan CainThinking like a rocket scientist is not rocket science! Packed with witty writing, insightful advice, and invigorating stories, this must-read book will change the way you see the world—and empower you to change the world itself.

—SUSAN CAIN, New York Times bestselling author of QUIET

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