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Adam Grant

Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business

Adam Grant is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, one of TED's most popular speakers, and Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and unlock potential. His books — including Hidden Potential, Think Again, and Give and Take — have sold millions of copies and been translated into 45 languages. He hosts the chart-topping podcast WorkLife, which has been downloaded over 65 million times. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40, and served on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon. Adam's viral piece on languishing was the most-read New York Times article of 2021 and the most-saved article across all platforms. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BA from Harvard, and he is a former junior Olympic springboard diver. He features new insights in his free newsletter, GRANTED.

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George is one of these people who is constantly giving away jokes, sharing ideas, letting other people take credit for the work that was done collectively.
I would not trust a boss in judging who’s a giver or a taker but actually go to the people who work laterally or below that person.
I think a lot of people stereotype generous and helpful people as pushovers, as weak, as not tough and driven enough to be successful.  And I think that is a myth that we really need to break down.