Originals : how non-conformists move the world
—Grant, Adam M., author.
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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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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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Creative ability in business.
Creative thinking.
New products.
Organizational change.
Success in business.
xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-308) and index.
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.
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