Nyla is pleased to announce that the Fall Book Club selection will be Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, written by Adam Grant. The #1 New York Times bestseller examines how people can champion new ideas and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B.
Adam Grant has been Wharton Business School’s top-rated teacher for four straight years at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and the world’s top 40 business professors under 40.
In Originals, Adam Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original—choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?
Grant explores becoming “original” through a study of a wide array of the human experience: sports, business, entertainment, and politics. He investigates how to see an original idea, how best to present it, and how to build a team to support an idea. Grant showcases how we can teach these skills to our children and how welcoming dissent can lead to brave, new ideas. Through stories from Apple, CIA, and Seinfeld, Adam Grant invites us to reject conformity and inspire innovative change.
Nyla chose this book to specifically to encourage all to bring innovative change in the workplace. At Nyla, we believe that all employees have and should bring disruptive, game-changing ideas to their work, making this book a perfect selection for our 2019 Fall Book Club.
Further, as adversaries are continuously working in clever, cheap, fast, and effective ways, so must we. In fact, we must be better. The US needs fresh ideas implemented quickly and successfully in order to outmaneuver those who seek to infiltrate our defenses. This speed of innovation is critical to the continued success and safety of our nation.