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.