Adam Grant



Adam Grant speaker, management, wharton, bestselling author

Adam Grant ha sido el profesor mejor calificado de Wharton Universiity durante 7 años consecutivos. Como psicólogo organizacional, Adam Grant es un experto líder en cómo podemos encontrar motivación y significado, y vivir vidas más generosas y creativas. Ha sido reconocido como uno de los 10 pensadores de gestión más influyentes del mundo  y fue nombrado por Fortune como uno de los grandes líderes menores de 40 años a tener en cuenta.

Es autor de 4 libros superventas por The New York Times que han vendido más de dos millones de copias y han sido traducidos a 35 idiomas: Give and Take, Originals, Option B y Power Moves. Sus libros han sido nombrados entre los mejores del año por Amazon, Apple, el Financial Times y el Wall Street Journal, y han sido elogiados por personalidades tan célebres como J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill y Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell y Malala Yousafzai.

Adam Grant es el presentador de WorkLife, un podcast original de TED que encabeza las listas de los más escujchados en la actualidad. Sus charlas TED sobre “original thinkers”, han sido vistas más de 20 millones de veces. En TED 2016 recibió una gran ovación y fue votado como el speaker favorito de la audiencia en The Nantucket Project. Ha impartido conferencias y consultoría para clientes como Google, la NBA, Bridgewater y la Fundación Gates.

Además, Adam Grant, escribe sobre trabajo y psicología para The New York Times, forma parte de la Junta de Innovación de Defensa en el Pentágono y ha sido honrado como un Joven Líder Global por el World Economic Forum. Tiene más de 3 millones de seguidores en las redes sociales y presenta nuevas ideas en su boletín mensual gratuito, GRANTED.

Es miembro del Next Big Idea Club junto a Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell y Dan Pink, desde donde seleccionan dos libros nuevos cada trimestre para suscriptores y donan el 100% de las ganancias para proporcionar libros para niños en comunidades de escasos recursos. Adam Grant es también el cofundador de Givitas, una plataforma colaborativa de conocimiento que facilita dar y recibir ayuda 5 minutos al día, y un ángel inversor para la creación de nuevas empresas de recursos humanos y cultura, tecnología y productos de consumo.

Adam obtuvo su Ph.D. en psicología organizacional de la Universidad de Michigan, completándolo en menos de 3 años, y su B.A. de la Universidad de Harvard, magna cum laude con los más altos honores. Ha recibido premios por logros académicos distinguidos de la Academia de Administración, la Asociación Americana de Psicología y la Fundación Nacional de Ciencias, y ha sido reconocido como uno de los investigadores más citados, prolíficos e influyentes del mundo en negocios y economía.

Originales: cómo los inconformistas mueven el mundo.

Resiliencia en el trabajo: una conversación moderada con Adam Grant.

Creando una cultura de generosidad productiva.

Consultoría de negocios con Adam Grant: cultura corporativa y ventaja competitiva.


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.



1 New York Times Best Seller
Named a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B.

We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.



A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Wharton's top-rated professor

Named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, Fortune's must-read business books, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed--without ever looking at a single number.

Praised by bestselling authors such as Susan Cain, Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Seth Godin, Dan Ariely, Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Dan Gilbert, and Robert Cialdini--along with senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Twitter, Nike, and NASA--Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.