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Most leaders would agree that open-mindedness — about new products, strategies, business models — is one key to success in the modern economy. But how do you build it? Research spanning religious philosophy suggests that open-mindedness is a combination of intellectual humility and openness to experience, that is, a willingness to seek out and engage with different viewpoints, and the ability to let those experiences change your beliefs. And studies suggest you can build both traits through travel, reading, meditation and other interventions. Danae Diaz/Getty Images. Benjamin Franklin knew he was smart — smarter than most of his peers — but he was also intelligent enough to understand ... Full story

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