October 4, 2017
7:00 pm

Adam Grant, ORIGINALS: How Non-Conformists Move the World

To survive and thrive, organizations need original thinking. Yet most individuals stay silent instead of voicing their best ideas—and many leaders stifle dissent rather than encouraging it. Drawing on his blockbuster book, Originals, Adam Grant explores how we can all get better at recognizing and championing new ideas, and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback. His insights on unleashing originality have been praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, and Sheryl Sandberg, and his talk will bring them to life in ways that are both surprising and entertaining.

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He is the New York Times bestselling author of three books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and TakeOriginals, andOption B with Sheryl Sandberg. Adam’s TED talks have been viewed more than 9 million times, and his keynote speaking and consulting clients include Facebook and Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, Goldman Sachs, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, Fortune’s 40 under 40, Oprah’s Super Soul 100, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and received distinguished scientific achievement awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation. Adam writes for the New York Times on work and psychology, and serves on the Lean In board and the Department of Defense Innovation Board. He received his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and he is a former magician and junior Olympic springboard diver.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is free, but ticketed.