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"Adam Grant gives us a powerful new perspective on not just our place in the world, but our potential to shake it up entirely."

JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and co-creator and executive producer of Lost


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Think you know what it takes to be original?

The evidence from Wharton’s top-rated professor might surprise you.

About the Book

Originals is about how to champion new ideas and fight groupthink.

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.

You’ll 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

A TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor

What People are Saying

Sheryl Sandberg

COO of Facebook and 

Author of Lean In

Malcolm Gladwell

Author of Outliers and 

The Tipping Point

Peter Thiel

Cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, 

Author of Zero to One

Sir Richard Branson

Founder of The Virgin Group

JJ Abrams

Director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Co-creator and Executive Producer of Lost

Arianna Huffington

Cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, and

Author of Thrive