Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, says of Originals “…it 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.”
Originals is Adam Grant’s take on the challenges of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. He 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 your own fear and doubt. He shares how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children, and how real leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent.
This New York Times bestseller examines how people can, and should, encourage new ideas, and reject the impulse to cling to the security of the status quo.