The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

ORIGINS Video Inspiration: Adam Grant

In this edition of the ORIGINS Video Inspiration series we hear from organizational psychologist and Wharton professor Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In his TED talk, Grant exposes the results of his research into creativity and the roles of procrastination, confidence, initiative and determination.

“The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most”
– Adam Grant

TED.com Introduction:
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, 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.”