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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam M. Grant, Adam Grant Narrator: Susan Denaker, Fred Sanders Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780147524416
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The New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.

With 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 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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. 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

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  • “This extraordinary, wildly entertaining book sheds new light on the Age of Disruption…Adam Grant gives us a powerful new perspective on not just our place in the world, but our potential to shake it up entirely.”

    JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and cocreator and executive producer of Lost

  • “An urgent must read, a seminal work that will surprise you on every single page. Adam Grant has reset our expectations for what it means to be creative and what’s required to make a difference. Share it with someone you care about.”

    Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

  • A New York Times Bestseller 
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About the Author

Adam M. Grant is an award-winning researcher and professor at the Wharton School. His consulting and speaking clients include Google, the NFL, IBM, Citigroup, Merck, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, as well as the US military. A leading expert in work and success, his studies have been highlighted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and USA Today. He holds a PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and a BA from Harvard University.

About the Narrators

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.

Fred Sanders, winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, has received critics’ praise for his audio narrations that range from nonfiction and memoir to fiction and mystery and suspense.