Books Recommended by Adam Grant
The 4 Day Week
How the flexible work revolution can increase productivity, profitability and wellbeing, and help create a sustainable future
Source: "A leading entrepreneur in New Zealand recognized that in many jobs, people can be just as productive — and more creative — working four days a week." - Adam Grant
The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
Source: "If you’ve ever felt like an outsider or an oddball, you’ve experienced the downsides of being weird — but there are surprising upsides as well." - Adam Grant
The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
Source: "Now that you have a better handle on solving the problems, it’s time to learn how to prevent them from occurring in the first place." - Adam Grant
What's Your Problem?
To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve
Source: "Won’t just help you generate more creative ideas and make smarter decisions — it will teach you to see around corners." - Adam Grant
Joy at Work
Organizing Your Professional Life
Source: "Finding joy at work isn’t magic — it takes work. But it might feel a bit more like play thanks to the practical tips from [the authors]." - Adam Grant
You're Not Listening
What You're Missing and Why It Matters
Source: "There’s no one better qualified than a talented journalist to introduce you to the right mindset and skill set [for listening]." - Adam Grant
Masters of Scale
Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs
Source: "Combines memorable stories with actionable insights from world-class leaders to help you turn your biggest, boldest ideas into reality." - Adam Grant
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug
The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy
Source: "One of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken journalists challenges us to recognize that motherhood is a source of strength, not weakness." - Adam Grant
Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection
Source: "Identifies three different approaches to improving the quality of your connections — expanding, brokering, and convening." - Adam Grant
How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving
Source: "A powerful case that productivity is not an inherent virtue — if you’re not careful, it can become a vice." - Adam Grant
Life Is in the Transitions
Mastering Change at Any Age
Source: "As a journalist whose trade is collecting and sharing stories, [the author] provides the tools to rewrite your own." - Adam Grant
All You Have to Do Is Ask
How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success
Source: "Shows how we can become more skilled at making requests and more comfortable with receiving help." - Adam Grant
The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Vivek H Murthy M.D.
Source: "Examines the causes of loneliness and how we can overcome it by building community and connection." - Adam Grant
Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again
Source: "A gripping analysis of why we’ve lost the capacity to concentrate, and how we might find it again." - Adam Grant
Think Like a Rocket Scientist
Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
Source: "An engrossing read that’s bursting with actionable insights for thinking differently about problems." - Adam Grant
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