Originals - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Adam Grant
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In Chapter 2, "Blind Investors and One-Eyed Investors: The Art and Science of Recognizing Original Ideas,” author Adam Grant talks about how to recognize which ideas will be long-term successes and which will not. Grant starts off this chapter by telling the story of the Segway, and how many famous investors and inventors were sure it would be a hit. Throughout this chapter, Grant examines people's ability to evaluate both their own work and the work of others and talks about how being an expert in the field doesn't necessarily make you a successful critic of the field. “Blind Investors and One-Eyed Investors” is divided into seven subsections, each dealing with how people make decisions about which ideas they think will be successes, and different ways in which they tend to go wrong.

In "A Random Walk on the Creative Tightrope," Grant addresses overconfidence and...

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