Hidden Potential: Adam Grant on the Science of Achieving Greater Things

The Next Big Idea | 26 October 2023 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Adam Grant about his book Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things. Argues that our worship of innate talent blinds us to the range of skills that we can learn and how good we can become. Explains that growth is not about the genius you possess – it’s about the character you develop. Discusses developing the character skills, motivational tools, and learning systems that can help ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

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Work: Should You Do Less of It?

The Next Big Idea | 13 May 2021 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Suzman about his book Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time. Draws lessons from the way San hunter-gathers spend their time to argue for spending less time toiling away at labour we loathe and more time working at things we love.

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Adam Grant on Finding Balance

The Next Big Idea | 12 May 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Grant about work-life balance, the future of education, and the addictive nature of generosity. Insights throughout on working more effectively. A personal favourite was that adding video to a phone call worsens our ability to read emotional cues.

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Adam Grant – The Man Who Does Everything

The Tim Ferriss Show | 5 December 2019 | 2h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with organisational psychologist Adam Grant disentangling the causes of his outsize success. Highlights include using a challenge network, attention management versus time management, harnessing obsession, and email management.

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Resilience After Unimaginable Loss

On Being with Krista Tippett | 24 April 2017 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sets out the path to growth from tragedy. It’s about the 3Ps: avoiding personalization (“this was my fault”), pervasiveness (“this affects everything”), and permanence (“nothing will ever be the same again”).

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