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Adam Grant

2016 Speaker

ADAM GRANT is The Wharton School’s top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, and the 40 best business professors under 40. Grant is the author of two New York Times best-selling books translated into 35 languages. “Originalsexplores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national best-seller. “Give and Takeexamines how helping others drives our success. It was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as one of Oprah‘s riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management.

Grant serves on the Lean In board and wrote a New York Times series on women and work with Sheryl Sandberg, including “Speaking while female” and “Madam C.E.O., get me a coffee.” His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Pixar, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. Army and Navy and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. Grant was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties and has received the Excellence in Teaching award for every class he has taught. He has designed experiential learning activities based on “The Apprentice” in which students have raised over $325,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors.. @adammgrant