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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas in their careers and everyday life—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Think Again and co-author of Option B

“Filled with fresh insights on a broad array of topics that are important to our personal and professional lives.”—The New York Times DealBook

Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In

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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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 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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Hiiiiii! curious ppl, Suci Cahyani here! Let's dissect book The Originals by Adam Grant, In this book, we learn how to think originally / how to increase our potential.

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.


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.


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


In the deepest sense of the word, a friend is someone who sees more potential in you than you see in yourself, someone who helps you become the best version of yourself.



Child prodigies aren't Original

Although child prodigies are often rich in both talent and ambition, what holds them back from moving the world forward is that they don't learn to be original.

Practice makes perfect, but it doesn't make new.


Produce a lot of work to be Original

In every field, even the most eminent creators typically produce a large quantity of work that's technically sound but considered unremarkable by experts and audiences.

If you want to be original, "the most important possible thing you could do," says Ira Glass, the producer of This American Life and the podcast Serial, "is do a lot of work. Do a huge volume of work."

Many people fail to achieve originality because they generate a few ideas and then obsess about refining them to perfection.


Making work not suck for Millenials

Making work not suck for Millenials

Okay, diving straight into the working life as a fresh out of college kid is really nerve-wracking. But doing it, in this pandemic, where everything shifts to the new normal? Horrifying. 

Here's what I learn as I start my career in public service. Let's start by listening to the experts.


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