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This is a Summary of Adam Grant's Originals: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. The #1 national bestseller and New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink.

In Originals Adam Grant 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becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.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.

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Everyone wants to be unique and special. It is fairly easy to name a person we know to be uniquely special without even thinking about it. Adam Grant’s book covers two aspects about people who are original and natural. First, he discusses how original people come to be in the first place, and second, he writes about how to inspire, become, or raise an original person. Analysis and research has proven that some of the perceptions about originals are true, and Grant explains some of those known characteristics of original personalities. He then goes on to expose how misconceptions will dampen who you are meant to be. Going a step further, Grant’s book provides some ideas for expressing original ideas and how to get other people to agree and cooperate with those ideas.

This summary will explain:

Some unique characteristics of creative people and entrepreneurs.

How to bring out the original you.

How to encourage originality in the people in your circles and also in your children.

Analysis of Core Concepts

1. Extreme Risks Not Required!

Oftentimes, people who succeed as entrepreneurs are considered to be quite brave and courageous because usually we expect someone who has achieved success has done so by taking some very big risks. We are familiar with statements such as If you’re not all in, you’re out, or Go big, or go home! In this book, Grant explains that extreme risks aren’t always required in order to achieve significant success.

Yes, there are inherent risks to being an entrepreneur, but those risks can be balanced by being conservative and careful in different areas. Entrepreneurs also struggle with ambivalence, fear, and a lack of self-confidence. While it may look like entrepreneurs look for risks and enjoy taking them, most entrepreneurs actually work to