Originals by Adam Grant

  • Don’t settle for the default settings in your life
  • To create great things, you need to create a lot of things so that greatness is included in the variability
  • Risk: mitigate risk and take measured risk (as opposed to the classic view of entrepreneurs taking daring risks)
  • Disarm your critics by starting your explanation with the weaknesses of your proposal. It will throw them off guard and give you credibility when you then explain all the strengths
  • Strategic procrastination: waiting until you are really ready to make an impact