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Adam Grant

Professor, Wharton. Author, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World and Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.

Believes to become a great original thinker you have to generate more ideas, not rely on your own judgment, and be wary of managers who reject ideas they’re not familiar with.

Thinks the key to raising a creative child is to give them space and the opportunity to pursue their own passions, not yours.

“The art of advocacy is to lead you to my conclusion on your terms.”

Believes procrastination is good for creativity, even if it’s bad for productivity.

Thinks you can tell who will be more effective in their job based on what Internet browser they choose to use.

“If we could do things over, most of us would censor ourselves less and express our ideas more.”

Thinks workplace culture is the most important element of any job and when considering a new job you should ask people to tell you a story about something that happens in that organization that wouldn’t happen anywhere else.

Believes trying to be happy may be what’s making you unhappy.

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