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Adam M. Grant is an American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. He received academic tenure aged 28, making him the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School.
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The Bomber Mafia
A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
Malcolm Gladwell - Apr 27, 2021
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An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of warIn The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern Amer...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
On Revisionist History last season, he turned much of what I thought I knew about the end of World War II upside-down. In his first history book, he goes deep into one of the most riveting stories he’d ever told and challenges to reconsider some of our deepest convictions about technology, innovation, and the morality of making sacrifices for the greater good.      source
You Are Your Best Thing
Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
Tarana Burke - Apr 27, 2021
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Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience.Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Bro...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
The founder of the #MeToo movement and the renowned vulnerability researcher have assembled a powerhouse group of Black leaders and thought leaders to explore the dynamics of resilience in the face of shame. This anthology is a moving window into the barriers to vulnerability that Black women and men face—and a stirring call for us all to build structures and cultures that promote physical and psychological safety.      source
The Untapped Science of Less
Leidy Klotz - Apr 13, 2021
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Blending behavioral science and design, Leidy Klotz's Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction—and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don’t subtract. We pile on “to-dos” but don’t consider “stop-doings.” We crea...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
Combining his training in architectural engineering and behavioral science, a University of Virginia scholar pinpoints a gaping hole in our mental math: we’re constantly adding tasks, commitments, and possessions to our lives while neglecting to subtract any. If the defining word of your life is ‘more,’ this book is for you.      source
The Scout Mindset
Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't
Julia Galef - Apr 13, 2021
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A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the acclaimed expert on rational decision-making....
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
We know a lot about how flawed human reasoning is, but surprisingly little about how to repair it in our daily lives. Thankfully, an expert on applied rationality is here to change that. With insights that are both sharp and actionable, this book will teach you to think more clearly, see yourself more accurately, and be wrong a little less often.      source
Your Turn
How to Be an Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims - Apr 06, 2021
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Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
As the dean of freshmen at Stanford, she rescued students from helicopter parents who were constantly hovering and snowplow parents who prepared the path for their kids instead of preparing their kids for the path. Now, one of America’s wisest thought leaders has given us another gift: she normalizes the struggles of being in our twenties (and thirties… and forties) and offers sage advice for navigating uncertainty, stress, and responsibility.      source
High Conflict
Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out
Amanda Ripley - Apr 06, 2021
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When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force tha...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
A few years ago, I read an article that fundamentally changed the way I think, write, and talk about contentious issues. The star journalist who wrote it has delivered a book that’s even more illuminating. Amanda takes us around the world to understand how people learn to stop demonizing the other side and start agreeing to disagree productively. I think it should be required reading for everyone in politics and the media—and for anyone who’s had a squabble with a colleague or a blowup at a family gathering      source
A Visual Learner's Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Matt Shirley - Apr 06, 2021
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Based on Matt Shirley's popular Instagram account, this smart and hilarious guide is a collection of tables, lists, and charts for all the visual learners out there striving to be a successful grown-up.We all know the particular pain that comes with having to be an actual adult, whether it's resetting your internet password on ten different sites, ...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
This is a brilliant, hilarious portrait of the realities of being an adult. IMHO, Matt makes the cleverest charts on Instagram, and his book might be my favorite thing to emerge from the dumpster fire of 2020 that doesn’t rhyme with ‘Maxine’.      source
Remote Work Revolution
Succeeding from Anywhere
Tsedal Neeley - Mar 30, 2021
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“I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: the trust of your employees and building trust with your customers. This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment.” —Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of ZoomA Harvard Business School professor and leading expert in virtu...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
Long before the pandemic forced entire industries to go remote, this Harvard Business School professor was studying how to make remote work work. This is the guide you’ve been waiting for on how to lead, collaborate, stay productive, maintain well-being, and juggle work and life from home.      source
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Just Work
Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair
Kim Scott - Mar 16, 2021
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From Kim Scott, author of the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Radical Candor, comes Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair―how we can recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice―and transform our careers and organizations in the process.We―all of us―consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the ...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
Too many workplaces undervalue talented women and people of color while promoting mediocre white men. As a tech exec, entrepreneur, and CEO coach, Kim has zero tolerance for injustice. Her book tackles serious issues with clarity and humor to highlight smart steps that we can all take to combat discrimination and promote fairness.      source
How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives
Michael A. Heller - Mar 02, 2021
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An Adam Grant Spring Book Pick...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
Many of our toughest disputes are over ownership—nations go to war over land, businesses and governments clash over digital privacy, and people fight over parking spaces. Two law professors have written a fascinating book about why we claim things as ours and whether you have the right to recline your airplane seat.      source
Useful Delusions
The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain
Shankar Vedantam - Mar 02, 2021
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From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing.Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, par...
Adam Grant
Mar 06, 2021
You know the dangers of self-deception, but what if there are times when it works to your advantage? The Hidden Brain host brings his inquisitive, reflective lens to examine when fooling yourself might be adaptive—and when it prevents you from adapting to the world around you.      source
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Life Is in the Transitions by Bruce Feiler
Perfectly Confident by Don A Moore
Together by Vivek H Murthy M.D.
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
Joy at Work by Marie Kondo
Weird by Olga Khazan
More Myself by Alicia Keys
What's Your Problem? by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
Powershift by Daymond John
Upstream by Dan Heath
Clearer, Closer, Better by Emily Balcetis
Friendship by Lydia Denworth
All You Have to Do Is Ask by Wayne Baker
Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof
The 4 Day Week by Andrew Barnes
You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy
Quiet by Susan Cain