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Getting  Know Little 'bout Adam Grant

Getting Know Little 'bout Adam Grant

Adam Grant Is an American psychologist and writer currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In this book, He uses true stories and examples of how Successful Innovators, or Originals Succeeded and Failed.

in this book also we can learn how to think originally / how to increase the potential within us.

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INSIGHT 1 : Procrastination Is Not a Bad Thing

There are a lot of Genius Moments in this book that stem from procrastination.

For example: Words "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King This is actually the result of Improvisation.

The reason is that Martin Luther King was not that ready write his speech the night before and because of that Martin Luther King was more open to new ideas.

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So according to Adam Grant Improvisation shows that procrastination sometimes gives the brain room to develop more brilliant ideas.

We must use procrastination as a strategy when we are looking for ideas.

Procrastination pushes us into gradual progress which leaves our brains open to broader ideas

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INSIGHT 2 : Quantity Of Ideas Is Important

According to Adam Grant, the more ideas we produce, the more likely it is to improve the quality of our ideas.

QUANTITY & QUALITY Equally important

Thing This is supported by research from psychology which found that individuals who are considered "creative" generally do not always produce better and better ideas, But they generate MORE IDEAS than any other.

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Because they have a lot of ideas then the chances are higher for them to develop Brilliant Ideas.

An example from Pablo Picasso's book,Which is famous for some of his works of art, but not many know that his portfolio is actually thousands of statues, paintings, which are tens of thousands.

So, his many works finally gave birth to quality ideas that propelled him to success. So we shouldn't just focus on a few quality ideas,Instead we should generate as many ideas as possible.

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According to Adam Grant, we have to give time for ideas to come. It means

  • Don't easily reject ideas
  • And don't force the idea

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INSIGHT 3 : Trying New Fields Is Important.

There is one major study discussed in his book in which they compared Nobel Prize-winning scientists from 1901 to 2005 with their peers who are equally accomplished but didn't win the nobel prize

So this study

Trying to identify some of the skills/traits/approaches that differentiate Nobel laureates and what take their work to the next level?

But what really makes the difference is the tendency of scientists to try other fields

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So Nobel Prize winners are usually involved in:

  • music
  • Art
  • Craft
  • Write
  • Theatrical Arts

People with varied interests in a wider range of creative endeavors can see things from different angles.

And SO WHAT?

HOW DO WE PUT THE BOOK INTO ACTION?

let's talk in the comments friends!

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