Acumen Presents: Adam Grant on Developing Original Ideas
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Acumen Presents: Adam Grant on Developing Original Ideas

New York Times Bestselling Author and Wharton's #1 Professor Teaches You How to Develop and Champion Original Ideas
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4.4 (170 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply research-backed strategies for generating—and recognizing—your most promising original ideas
  • Identify individuals who can provide the most effective feedback on your original ideas
  • Champion your original ideas to gain support and funding
  • Recognize Givers, Takers, and Matchers in your workplace and engage them effectively to move your original ideas forward
  • Align your generosity with your skills and interests
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Requirements
  • This course is open to anyone who wants to become more original. There are no prerequisites.
Description

This course will introduce you to research-grounded insights to become an original thinker capable of driving creativity and change in the world. Taught by Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor for five straight years and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Originals and Give and Take, you'll learn strategies for developing and selecting a breakthrough idea and championing it effectively.

Adam will share surprising studies spanning business, social entrepreneurship, technology and entertainment. He will teach you how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, and choose the right time to act. 

He’ll also share his findings on how anyone can pursue a more generous, creative life while still getting ahead in their careers. Most importantly, he’ll present his insights in ways that you can immediately apply to your own work and life. Each video will be accompanied by an actionable tool or exercise you can use to apply the principles Adam talks about to advance your own original ideas. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to develop a meaningful and original idea to change the world.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for anyone who is interested in tackling problems in more original ways.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Originality
4 Lectures 03:04

In this lecture, Adam Grant will welcome you to the course and tell you what you can expect to learn.

Preview 00:34

In this lecture, Adam Grant will define the concept of "originality" and how it differs from creativity.

What is Originality?
00:55

In this lecture, Adam Grant will define who can be an original and explain the characteristics of original thinkers.

Preview 01:12

In this activity, you'll have a chance to introduce yourself to a community of other original thinkers.

EXERCISE: Build Your Community of Original Thinkers
00:23
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How to Find Your Original Idea
8 Lectures 13:24

In this lecture, you'll learn to uncover original ideas by questioning the defaults in your daily life.

Question the Default
02:38

In this exercise, you'll learn strategies to look for "default options" in your own life.

Preview 00:05

In this lecture, you'll learn why quantity is more important than quality when generating original ideas.

Preview 02:06

In this exercise, you'll conduct an Idea Sprint to generate a volume of ideas.

EXERCISE: Idea Sprint
00:11

In this lecture, you'll learn why trying out something like a new hobby or moving to a new country can be so critical to originality.

Preview 03:06

In this exercise, you'll practice interviewing other people to gain new perspectives.

EXERCISE: Perspective Taking
00:07

In this lecture, you'll learn who you should seek feedback from to help you uncover your most original ideas--and who you should avoid listening to.

The Key to Getting Feedback on Original Ideas
05:00

In this activity, you'll be able to give and receive feedback on your original ideas so that you can further develop them.

EXERCISE: Share Feedback on Your Original Ideas
00:10
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How to Champion Your Original Idea
6 Lectures 07:47

In this lecture, you'll learn why sharing your idea might be weak can actually help you find more supporters.

Preview 02:49

In this exercise, you'll be challenged to think of the downsides of your original idea--and how you might present them.

EXERCISE: Downsides List
00:09

In this lecture, Adam will explain the surprising lesson you can learn from the Lion King about how to present original ideas.

Lessons from the Lion King
01:49

In this exercise, you'll be challenged to come up with an "Airbnb for X" pitch for your original idea.

EXERCISE: Analogies Inventory
00:07

In this lecture, you'll learn strategies to become a tempered radical who can get others to believe in your radical proposals for change.

Become a Tempered Radical
02:33

In this exercise, you'll have a chance to pitch your original idea to others.

EXERCISE: Pitch Your Original Idea
00:19
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How to Build Effective Networks to Move Your Original Idea Forward
6 Lectures 09:54

In this lecture, Adam will introduce you to the givers, takers and matchers framework.

The Givers, Takers and Matchers Framework
04:18

This quiz will help you determine if you are a giver, taker, or matcher. The results might surprise you.

QUIZ: Are you a Giver, Taker, or a Matcher?
00:23

Learn how you can incorporate giving into your life in five-minute increments.

5 Minute Favors
01:39

Learn how to align your generosity with the areas where you are best positioned to make an impact.

Align Your Giving with Your Interests and Skills
01:16

In this exercise, you'll practice carrying out a 5 minute favor and then share your ideas for 5 minute favors with others.

EXERCISE: 5 Minute Favor Sharing
00:35

In this lecture, you'll learn how to "chunk" rather than "sprinkle" your giving.

Strategically Time Your Giving
01:42
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How to Stay Motivated and Avoid Burnout as You Pursue Originality
3 Lectures 08:26

In this lecture, Adam will explain an efficient and meaningful way to stay motivated.

An Efficient and Meaningful Way to Stay Motivated
04:17

In this lecture, you'll learn about the practice of job crafting and how it can help you stay motivated.

Job Crafting
03:53

EXERCISE: Share Your Final Reflections
00:16
About the Instructor
Adam Grant
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Wharton Professor and Bestselling Author

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for five straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune's 40 under 40.


He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, and Malcolm Gladwell. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management. His third book, Option B with Sheryl Sandberg, is on resilience.


Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has earned awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation. His pioneering research has increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards.

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