The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

When a TED talk has over 12 million viewers and it is about entrepreneurship, I usually take the 15 minutes to check it out. And so, I discovered Adam Grant’s provocative talk on original thinking.  He seems to have grown up just a few miles from where I live in the northwest and became the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School of Business.

You might not agree with all that Grant presents, but it will get your mind going in ways that will be a benefit to BAM entrepreneurs, or even those who need to understand entrepreneurship.

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, you will learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

TED Talk Video: Adam Grant- The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

Larry Sharp, Director of Training, IBEC Ventures 

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