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Originals : how non-conformists move the world

Author: Adam Grant
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With [the book] 'Give and Take,' Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In [this book] he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Grant
ISBN: 9780143128854 014312885X
OCLC Number: 973337347
Description: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Creative destruction : the risky business of going against the grain --
Blind inventors and one-eyed inventors : the art and science of recognizing original ideas --
Out on a limb : speaking truth to power --
Fools rush in : timing, strategic procrastination, and the first-mover disadvantage --
Goldilocks and the Trojan Horse : creating and maintaining coalitions --
Rebel with a cause : how siblings, parents, and mentors nurture originality --
Rethinking groupthink : the myths of strong cultures, cults, and devil's advocates --
Rocking the boat and keeping it steady : managing anxiety, apathy, ambivalence, and anger.
Responsibility: Adam Grant.

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"With [the book] 'Give and Take,' Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In [this book] he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn't even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo."--Amazon.com.

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"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." Read more...

 
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