Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant )

Adam Grant

Bio Organizational psychologist @Wharton. Books: GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, OPTION B. Podcast: WorkLife @TEDTalks. Diver. Success is helping others succeed.
Location Philadelphia, USA
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Twitter Web App : Analysis without imagination is shortsighted.

Data can lead you astray if the patterns of the past don't hold in the future.

Clinging to old assumptions breeds stagnation.
Seeing new possibilities fuels innovation.

Roger L. Martin #WednesdayWisdom…

Twitter Web App : A major roadblock to success is being unwilling to make sacrifices.

When you set an important goal, ask what you're ready to give up to achieve it.

Future excellence often depends on letting go of past priorities.


Twitter Web App : Efficiency comes from making progress on your to-do list.

Growth comes from moving forward on your to-be list.

Don't just set targets for the tasks you need to complete.
Set goals for the kind of person you want to become.


Twitter Web App : How introverted you are has nothing to do with how much you like interacting with people.

Sociable introverts love people, but often get overloaded.

Shy extraverts love adventure, but often avoid attention.


iPhone : Big news from neuroscience:

Free will has not been debunked. The studies debunking it have been.

I chose to type those sentences. And that one. And that one. And that one...


iPhone : Interests are what you do when no one’s pushing.

Values are what you do when no one’s watching.

Strengths are what you do that no one’s emulating.


iPhone : Instead of just making small talk, we need more conversations to start with “big talk.”

Ask people about their proudest accomplishment, a goal they’re pursuing, or an idea that has most intrigued them lately.

You’ll be surprised by how quickly you can go deep.


iPhone : Of the 100 most innovative leaders in America, I’m pretty sure more than one is a woman.

It’s 2019. Long past time to do better.…

Twitter Web App : When you face a choice between being polite and being honest, err on the side of the truth.

It's better to be disliked but respected than to be liked but disrespected.

In the long run, the people we trust the most are those who have the courage to be sincere.


Twitter Web App : If you start to notice that everyone around you is an asshole:

(a) If you can, leave
(b) If you're stuck, find the bright spots: the people who treat others with respect
(c) Consider the possibility—however remote—that you might be the asshole


Twitter Web App : 81 studies of over 24,000 people: in most jobs, prior experience has little to no bearing on performance.

Hey managers: it's time to stop requiring experience in job applications. It's a poor proxy for knowledge, skill, and motivation.


Twitter Web App : In interviews, don't just hire the people who give the best answers. Hire the ones who ask the best questions.

When people inquire about how they can grow and contribute, they signal that they won't just master the job; they'll enrich your culture of learning.


iPhone : No matter how high GDP climbs, a country is not successful if people are suffering.

Economic policy should focus on the well-being of citizens, not just the wealth they create.

Nicola Sturgeon TED Talks #TuesdayThoughts…

Twitter Web App : America has schools that ban Harry Potter.

Yep, the books that inspired a whole generation to read—and have been demonstrated to reduce prejudice—are apparently a menace to society. Expelliarmus!

How is this real, J.K. Rowling?


Twitter Web App : Growth mindset is not a panacea, but in the right context, even small effects can matter at scale.

New data: growth mindset exercises are more likely to boost grades when (a) students are struggling and (b) schools promote curiosity.


Twitter Web App : How to prevent a strong culture from becoming a cult:

(1) Debate: stop stifling dissent and diversity of thought

(2) Empower: give freedom instead of trying to control and coerce

(3) Support: encourage priorities beyond work


iPhone : Looking back, it’s rare to wish you had stayed silent and followed the crowd more often.

You regret the times you failed to speak up and stand up for your convictions.

Courage lies in striving to live up to the ideals and standards of your future self.


Twitter Web App : Reminder: the more sensational the story, the longer you should pause before you believe it.

I dream of a world where people are so skeptical of fake news and clickbait that journalists deliberately write boring headlines.


Twitter Web App : A sign of intelligence is the ability to recognize intelligence in others.

A sign of wisdom is the ability to appreciate the wisdom of others, instead of limiting your learning to your own experience.

Possessing a virtue makes it easier to see in others.