Originals

Author: Adam Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143128854
Release Date: 2017-02
Genre: Business & Economics

"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 fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent"--

Originals

Author: Adam M. Grant
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780525429562
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Business & Economics

And it could very well inspire you to change your world."--Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lean In The New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.

Originals

Author: Adam Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698405776
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B “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.

Give and Take

Author: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481409322
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A clever story of greed and goodness, and the art of finding the in-between, from two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka, creator of the New York Times bestselling A Ball for Daisy. Watch the farmer’s ear. Now watch the two small, clever fellows in pointy hats whispering into it, first one, then the other. Give and Take. They cannot agree. Listen now to the farmer talk back—and, in this story of apples, pumpkins, pigs, and a final surprise, he just might get the better of both of them.

Inventology

Author: Pagan Kennedy
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780544324015
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Psychology

Find out where great ideas come from in this “delightful account of how inventors do what they do” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won’t spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they die. By studying inventions like these—the sippy cup, the cell phone, and an ingenious hospital bed —we can learn how people imagine their way around “impossible” problems to discover groundbreaking answers. Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the twenty-first century, as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding, big data, and 3-D printing to find hidden opportunities. Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation. Recent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it’s now more possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality. Inventology is a must-read for designers, artists, makers—and anyone else who is curious about creativity. By identifying the steps of the invention process, Kennedy reveals the imaginative tools required to solve our most challenging problems. “There’s ample interest here even for readers who aren’t actively inventing anything.” —The Boston Globe

Presence

Author: Amy Cuddy
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316256551
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Psychology

New York Times bestsellerWall Street Journal bestseller USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Forbes "15 Best Business Books of the Year"People "Book of the Week"AARP Editor's Pick "Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful." -- New York Times Book Review Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

Summary and Analysis of Originals How Non Conformists Move the World

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504044899
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Business & Economics

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Adam Grant’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Originals includes: • Historical context • Chapter-by-chapter overviews • Profiles of the main characters • Detailed timeline of events • Important quotes and analysis • Fascinating trivia • Glossary of terms • Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant: Originals is an exploration into what it takes to be an original—a person whose ideas are novel, stimulating, and unconventional, and who works on improving the world and challenging the status quo. Adam Grant shows readers how to manage fear, appreciate the art of timing, recognize good ideas, and communicate new concepts in their personal and professional lives. He discusses how to inspire creativity in children and how to foster originality within organizations and teams. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Option B

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781524732684
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Good Boss Bad Boss

Author: Robert I. Sutton
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0446558478
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Now with a new chapter that focuses on what great bosses really do. Dr. Sutton reveals new insights that he's learned since the writing of Good Boss, Bad Boss. Sutton adds revelatory thoughts about such legendary bosses as Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, A.G. Lafley, and many more, and how you can implement their techniques. If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton experienced after publishing his blockbuster bestseller The No Asshole Rule. He realized that most of these stories and studies swirled around a central figure in every workplace: THE BOSS. These heart-breaking, inspiring, and sometimes funny stories taught Sutton that most bosses - and their followers - wanted a lot more than just a jerk-free workplace. They aspired to become (or work for) an all-around great boss, somebody with the skill and grit to inspire superior work, commitment, and dignity among their charges. As Dr. Sutton digs into the nitty-gritty of what the best (and worst) bosses do, a theme runs throughout Good Boss, Bad Boss - which brings together the diverse lessons and is a hallmark of great bosses: They work doggedly to "stay in tune" with how their followers (and superiors, peers, and customers too) react to what they say and do. The best bosses are acutely aware that their success depends on having the self-awareness to control their moods and moves, to accurately interpret their impact on others, and to make adjustments on the fly that continuously spark effort, dignity, and pride among their people.

Serial Innovators

Author: Claudio Feser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118174043
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

"The average life expectancy at "birth" of a firm is roughly 15 years, and only one out of twenty lives longer than fifty years. Firms are born, they grow, then they struggle to keep up with changing markets. Slow adapters often become big losers, fall by the wayside, and die. Serial Innovators studies the factors affecting the aging of firms, particularly those that slow down their ability to adapt to changes in the marketplace. The book reviews recent findings in relevant academic fields—behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, organizational science, network theory, anthropology, sociology, and strategy—to understand how firms, as they grow, develop rigidities that prevent change. It develops a model of organization that is adaptive, innovative, and can create significant value for its stakeholders for long periods of time".

Kill the Company

Author: Lisa Bodell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351861533
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics

In the ever-changing world of business, we've arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has left us unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we've forgotten how to think. The very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding us back;; it's time to Kill the Company. This book is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work. But instead of more one-size-fits-all change initiatives forced upon employees, we need to embrace small changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization. Lisa Bodell urges companies to move from "Zombies, Inc." to "Think, Inc." Thinking can no longer be exclusive to the creative team or lead strategists. A culture of curiosity must be fostered among the ranks to shake up our standard practices, from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning. This revolution can and will awaken our ability to think, and ultimately, to innovate and grow.

The Five Levels of Attachment

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781781801604
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Five Levels of Attachment picks up from where Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr's father's book, The Four Agreements, left off. Building on the principles found in his father's international bestseller (2.5 million copies sold in the US), Don Miguel explores the ways in which we attach ourselves inappropriately to beliefs and the world. This is ancient wisdom for finding your true self. Ruiz explores the five levels of attachment that cause suffering in our lives. The five levels are: • Authentic Self • Preference • Identification • Internalization • Fanatacism Accessible and practical, The Five Levels of Attachment invites us to look at our own lives and see how an unhealthy level of attachment can keep us trapped in a psychological and spiritual fog. He then teaches us to reclaim our true freedom by cultivating awareness, detaching, and discover our true selves.

Load Flow Optimization and Optimal Power Flow

Author: J. C. Das
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351230773
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book discusses the major aspects of load flow, optimization, optimal load flow, and culminates in modern heuristic optimization techniques and evolutionary programming. In the deregulated environment, the economic provision of electrical power to consumers requires knowledge of maintaining a certain power quality and load flow. Many case studies and practical examples are included to emphasize real-world applications. The problems at the end of each chapter can be solved by hand calculations without having to use computer software. The appendices are devoted to calculations of line and cable constants, and solutions to the problems are included throughout the book.

HBR s 10 Must Reads 2017

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692107
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

A year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We’ve reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton M. Christensen to Adam Grant and company examples from Intel to Uber, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips. This book will inspire you to: • Rethink the way you work in the face of advancing automation • Transform your business using a platform strategy • Apply design thinking to create innovative products • Identify where too much collaboration may be holding your people back • See the theory of disruptive innovation in a brand new light • Recognize the signs that your cross-cultural negotiation may be falling apart This collection of articles includes “Collaborative Overload,” by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant; “Algorithms Need Managers, Too,” by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; “Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy,” by Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker, and Sangeet Paul Choudary; “What Is Disruptive Innovation?,” by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald; “How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy,” an interview with Indra Nooyi by Adi Ignatius; “Engineering Reverse Innovations,” by Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan; “The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution,” by Patricia A. McDonald, Robert S. Mecklenburg, and Lindsay A. Martin; “Getting to Sí, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da,” by Erin Meyer; “The Limits of Empathy,” by Adam Waytz; “People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO,” by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey; and “Beyond Automation,” by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby.

Summary of Originals

Author: Instaread Summaries
Publisher: Idreambooks
ISBN: 1945251646
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Summary of Originals by Adam Grant | Includes AnalysisPreview:Originals provides an insightful window into the most innovative and creative minds that society has ever known. By investigating the reasons why some entrepreneurs were able to effectively transmit an idea or develop a product with mainstream acceptance while others were not, Adam Grant illuminates the ways in which even the most risk-averse can try to become what he calls "originals" in their own right.Originals are made--often self-made--and not born. These innovators make themselves different from others. Originals are not the thrill-seeking, gambling types. Although creative and risk-taking, they do not actively expose their innovations and creations to danger. They do not stand on the novelty of an idea alone: Originals seek feedback from a variety of sources and actively encourage dissent to further hone their creative argument...PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.Inside this Instaread Summary of Originals:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key TakeawaysAbout the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.