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With Malcolm Gladwell (Author, The Tipping Point & Outliers) & Adam Grant (Prof. Mgmt & Psychology, Wharton).
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:30 PM   $35
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave

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A live TED podcast taping

Join the two bestselling authors & podcast hosts for a wide-ranging conversation about work, spanning questions of how to deal with narcissism at work, what it takes to build effective teams & strong relationships, & why we're so often wrong about our colleagues' personalities (and our own).

Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Adam Grant

Adam Grant has been Wharton's top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation & meaning, & live more generous & creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers & Fortune's 40 under 40.

He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books that have sold over a million copies & been translated into 35 languages. Give & Take examines why helping others drives our success, & was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times & The Wall Street Journal - as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads & Harvard Business Review's ideas that shaped management. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas & leaders fight groupthink; it was a #1 bestseller praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson & Malcolm Gladwell. Option B, with Sheryl Sandberg, is a #1 bestseller on facing adversity & building resilience.

Adam is the host of WorkLife, a TED original podcast. His TED talks on original thinkers & givers & takers have been viewed more than 11 million times in less than 2 years. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 & was voted the audience's favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. His speaking & consulting clients include Facebook, Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the U.S. Army & Navy, & the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. He writes on work & psychology for The New York Times, has more than 2 million followers on social media, & features new insights in his free monthly newsletter, GRANTED.

Adam was profiled in The New York Times Magazine cover story, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?" He was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties, & has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught. He is the founder & host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series, & co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He has designed experiential learning activities in which students have raised over $325,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking & collaboration skills. He is a passionate feminist who serves on the Lean Inboard & the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon.

Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, & his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors & Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has earned awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association & the National Science Foundation. His pioneering research has increased performance & reduced burnout among engineers, teachers & salespeople, & motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses & lifeguards. His studies have been highlighted in bestselling books such as Quiet by Susan Cain, Drive by Daniel Pink & David & Goliath by Gladwell. He is a former magician & Junior Olympic springboard diver.

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers - The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw & David & Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine & one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers.

He has explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, the roots of success in Outliers & the advantages of disadvantages in his latest book David & Goliath. In his latest project, Revisionist History, Gladwell examines the way the passage of time changes & enlightens our understanding of the world around us.
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