A manifesto for originality and a guide to championing new ideas that challenge the status quo.
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist, Wharton's top-rated professor for seven straight years, and the New York Times bestselling author of three books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages. He hosts the TED original podcast "WorkLife", which in the spring of 2018 reached #1 on the Apple charts. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune's 40 under 40, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and he has more than 2.7 million followers on social media. He also curates the Next Big Idea Club along with Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dan Pink, handpicking two new books each quarter for subscribers and donating 100% of profits to provide books for children in under-resourced communities.
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 *