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Originals Audiobook

Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author examines how people can drive creative, moral and organisational progress - and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations.

How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity and bucking outdated traditions.

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. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent.

Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you'll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don't criticize him and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.

©2016 Adam Grant (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"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, best-selling author of Lean In)

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    karen 28/12/2016
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    What did you like most about Originals?

    The stories and insights


    What did you like best about this story?

    wide variety of stories and advice


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    great to give away as hard copy as well

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  • Frederick
    7/02/17
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    "Interesting book"

    One of my favourites as far as these kinds of books go.

    Fred Sanders narration 👌

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  • Pad de Braye
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    24/01/17
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    "Best avoided by Sheep - and the followers of sheep"

    This book is simply extraordinary. It delivers a continual stream of practical insights that will enormously enhance your understanding of what influences people and particularly what factors lead to the creation of those notable individuals who leave an indelible and unique imprint upon the world. I know that I will be recommending it to scores of peers in the following months.

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  • Mark H
    5/08/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Some great stories and some fascinating research woven together in a compelling manner. Great insights for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and parents and much of it contrary to today's prevailing wisdom

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Some Guy
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    8/09/16
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    "Was forced to make this review early"

    BUT GET THIS! If you are a creative artist or designer or creator... GET IT!

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