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The surprising habits of original thinkers - Adam Grant

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Great innovators are supposed to dream up brilliant ideas. They’re supposed to act quickly and decisively to make them a reality, without any fear or doubt. But social scientists have found that original thinkers rarely follow this recipe. In this talk, Adam Grant explores three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.

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WorkLife with Adam Grant: 

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Podcast episode: The Real Reason You Procrastinate, with author Margaret Atwood

Podcast episode: The Daily Show’s Secret to Creativity, with Trevor Noah and his writing staff

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