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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author examines how people can drive creative, moral and organisational progress - and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations.
How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity and bucking outdated traditions.
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. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent.
Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you'll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don't criticize him and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.
©2016 Adam Grant (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks
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" 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, best-selling author of Lean In)
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By Ex-Ordinary Life on 05-27-17

Thought-provoking and implementable

Many of the ideas in this book are why I left the corporate world to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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By Mrs B on 05-03-17

Awesome

I really enjoyed this. Adam covers a lot of bases in this book. I found it really inspiring and challenging. I'll definitely be listening to it again and taking notes this time. I might even buy the ebook version too.

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By Chris Brady on 03-22-17

Interesting read

I started this book as a sceptic. So many books these days espouse the virtues that we are all 'special'.

I was refreshed to read the author's pragmatic approach to bring a 'practised' rather than a 'born' original.

Great read

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By Amazon Customer on 02-19-18

A fantastic insight into fostering creativity

This book looks at behavioural psychology, creatives and those who do things differently and distills their actions into practices others can follow to be and encourage more original thinking.

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