Adam Grant is the youngest full professor at Wharton. He has been recognized as Wharton’s single-highest-rated teacher, one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science writers. Previously, he was a record-setting advertising director at Let’s Go Publications, an All-American springboard diver, and a professional magician.
Adam is the author of Give and Take, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is one of Amazon's best books of 2013, one of Fortune's five must-read business books, one of the Financial Times books of the year, and one of Oprah's riveting reads—and is being translated into more than two dozen languages. Adam’s research has been featured on the Today Show and in the New York Times magazine cover story, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?” His studies have been highlighted in bestselling books such as Quiet by Susan Cain, Drive and To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink, and David and Goliath by Gladwell.
Adam’s speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Pixar, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Apple, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. He has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught at Wharton, and has designed experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $175,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills.
Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has more than 60 publications in leading management and psychology journals, and his pioneering studies have increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. In 2011, he won the triple crown of prestigious scholarly achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He blogs regularly as a LinkedIn Influencer.
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