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Adam Grant

Professor, Wharton Business School July 31, 2012Whart, ... ] Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton. He has been recognized as Wharton’s single-highest-rated teacher, one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40. 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 the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. He 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 been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught and has presented for leaders at organizations such as Google, the NFL, Merck, Pixar, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.
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7 New Books to Read This Fall

September 1, 2015 Here’s a preview of the exciting new books on work and psychology. Instead of just spouting their opinions, these authors bring us real data: 1. Presence by Amy Cuddy (December 29) Building on her wildly popular TED talk about power posing, Cuddy explains how we can achieve greater success and...

Even Smart Leaders Make These Mistakes

June 17, 2015 Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Jack and Suzy Welch for a lively conversation about their new book, The Real-Life MBA. Based on decades of experience leading and writing about companies, they highlighted six common leadership blunders—all of which are backed by evidence: 1. They don’t invest in developing...

Three Lies About Meaningful Work

May 12, 2015 In the 1980s, when Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley away from Pepsi to join Apple, he clinched the deal with a single question: “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the...

Madam CEO, Fetch Me a Coffee

April 9, 2015 Late one Friday afternoon at a leading consulting firm, a last-minute request came in from a client. A female manager was the first to volunteer her time. She had already spent the entire day meeting with junior colleagues who were seeking career advice, even though they weren’t on her team....

Why I Failed to Advocate for Women: Confessions of an Ignorant Man

March 6, 2015 In Hollywood, Judd Apatow was known as the King of Bromance. He made his name producing comedies like Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. But then he made a radical shift. He championed a script that was written by two women, starring six women. Bridesmaids...

Speaking While Female

February 17, 2015 Years ago, while producing the hit TV series The Shield, Glen Mazzara noticed that two young female writers were quiet during story meetings. He pulled them aside and encouraged them to speak up more. Watch what happens when we do, they replied. Almost every time they started to speak, they...

How Not to Ask for a Recommendation Letter

February 4, 2015 To land a job or get into a university, we usually need someone to vouch for us. It can be tough to ask—recommenders are typically more senior than us, they’re busy, and we don’t always know where we stand in their eyes. When we work up the courage to ask,...

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

January 13, 2015 There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here’s a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year. I’ve had the pleasure of reading...

The Biggest Reason We Steal Other People’s Ideas

January 6, 2015 Chances are that at some point in your career, you've taken an idea from someone else. I want to know why. There's a clue in a story about one of the great bands of our time. All good things come to an end, and by 1970, the beloved Beatles had...

How to Stop Annoying Behaviors and Handle Offensive People

November 24, 2014 With Festivus coming up next month, I’m starting my list of grievances. The woman who touched my baby’s face at the grocery store. What a giver—she shared her germs without asking for anything in return. And the guy who parked in a space reserved for expecting mothers. Dude, a beer...