New York Times bestselling author and organizational psychologist Adam Grant explores the value and need for thinkers who dare to dream outside the lines in his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. As you will discover throughout the interview, Adam has a way of turning how we typically think on its head; inspiring us to re-imagine what might be possible when we champion new ideas rather than dismiss them.
Adam shows us that “originals” fall somewhere on the spectrum between risk aversion and risk taking, and are not crazy nor conventional. Rather, they possess the power to see possibility in the improbable, and are willing to come up with bad ideas in the search for the best.
Whether you are a creative thinker who feels like a misfit or a leader who’s eager to empower your team, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most innovative minds in our culture today. We hope you will join us to hear how Adam’s story shows us that:
- “Originals” are people who notice how something could be done better and differently, and are willing to do something about it
- When we’re willing to challenge the status quo, we help create a world that’s more tolerant of originality
- Procrastination can be a resource for creativity
- Our perceived failures will only make our future ideas stronger