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How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Adam M. Grant; Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword by)

Viking, Hardcover, 9780525429562, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

The #1 national bestseller and"New York Times"bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas and how leaders can fight groupthink
Reading "Originals "made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world. Malcolm Gladwell, author of "Outliers"and"The Tipping Point"
"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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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.

About the Author

Sheryl Kara Sandberg est une femme d'affaires americaine, nee le 28 aout 1969 a Washington, D.C.. Elle est l'actuelle directrice des operations (COO) de Facebook. Elle etait auparavant vice-presidente des Ventes et operations internationales en ligne (Global Online Sales and Operations) chez Google. Elle s'est egalement impliquee dans le lancement de la branche philanthropique de Google, Google.org et dans AdWords. Avant de rejoindre Google, Sheryl Sandberg etait chef de service au sein du departement du Tresor des Etats-Unis ou elle a fait partie du programme d'allegement de la dette des pays en voie de developpement. En 2011, elle est classee comme la cinquieme femme la plus puissante au monde par le magazine Forbes. En 2012, elle est a la dixieme place de la liste des femmes les plus puissantes du monde.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside. More at NPR.org

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Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. More at NPR.org

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