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Feb 23, 2016 7:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Presents
Originals Author Adam Grant in Conversation with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
Originals Author Adam Grant in Conversation with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
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
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, 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. 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 fight groupthink to 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.

Sheryl Sandberg returns to our stage to moderate what is certain to be a thought provoking, insightful and engaging conversation with Adam Grant. We hope you will join us.

We are very pleased that Books, Inc. will be selling copies of Originals before and after the program.

We are very pleased that KQED Radio will be on site recording this program for broadcast on Thursday, February 25 at 8pm.