A manifesto for originality and a guide to championing new ideas that challenge the status quo.
ADAM GRANT has been Wharton's top-rated professor for seven straight years, and is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers and is the author of three New York Times bestselling books that have sold over a million copies. He is the host of WorkLife, a TED original podcast and his TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 12 million times. Adam has more than 2 million followers on social media.
"ORIGINALS is one of the most important and captivating books I
have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not
only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way
you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change
your world." * Sheryl Sandberg, bestselling author of LEAN IN *
"Reading ORIGINALS made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world." * Malcolm Gladwell *
"After launching hundreds of businesses-from airlines to trains, music to mobile, and now a spaceline-my biggest challenges and successes have come from convincing other people to see the world differently. ORIGINALS reveals how that can be done and will help you inspire creativity and change." * Sir Richard Branson *
"This extraordinary, wildly entertaining book sheds new light on the Age of Disruption. What does it take to make a meaningful difference? And how can you apply this insight to your own life? By debunking myths of success stories, challenging long-held beliefs of process, and finding commonality among those who are agents of profound change, Adam Grant gives us a powerful new perspective on not just our place in the world, but our potential to shake it up entirely." * JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, co-creator and executive producer of Lost, and cofounder of Bad Robot *
"Adam Grant is one of the great social scientists of our time" * Susan Cain, author of QUIET *