Originals

Originals

How Non-conformists Move the World

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In Originals 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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 fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780525429562
0525429565
Branch Call Number: 153.35 G767
Characteristics: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sandberg, Sheryl

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iequalsprt
Sep 28, 2016

Originals by Adam Grant contains the latest research on developing innovative and creative thinkers. It also has thoughtful information on how to overcome public speaking jitters, raise moral kids, and have a principled family or organization.

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Sep 15, 2016

A decently written book that clearly explains non-conformists and their roles in organizations, and society generally. He provides useful advice on incorporating non-conformists, and even helping conformists become - at moments - a little more enjoyable. I found the incorporation of the bibliography into the notes irritating - whats an extra three pages in a three-hundred page book?

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writermala
Mar 23, 2016

I went through High School and college justifying my non-conformism by saying I was a non- non- conformist --that is, I was rebelling against my peer group who were rebelling against their parents.

I was, therefore, relieved to read in this book that to be non-conformist is good. In fact the book went so far as to say that it doesn't take guts to follow the crowd; courage and intelligence lie in being ready to be different.

I'm not an entrepreneur or somebody who has made a huge difference to the world, but I'm comfortable in my skin and happy with what I have achieved. This perhaps springs from being Original.

Thank you Adam Grant.

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