Originals - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Adam Grant
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In Chapter 1, "Creative Destruction: The Risky Business of Going Against the Grain," author and social scientist Adam Grant introduces the reader to his idea of the Original - a person willing to challenge conventional norms and push for the success of their ideas. Grant believes that a person can be an original in any field they are willing to think creatively about, not just traditional creative fields, but also business, physics, intelligence gathering and child-rearing. Grant’s Originals don’t just appear out of the blue, but rather are always innovating. To Grant, success means putting new ideas into action, and reaping some sort of benefit from this, whether it is economic benefit, social change or personal fulfilment.

“Creative Destruction” starts out with an introduction in which Grant tells the story of four college students who set out to disrupt the price eyewear purchasing...

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