+Acumen Master Class: Adam Grant on Developing Original Ideas

This course will introduce you to research-grounded insights to become an original thinker capable of driving creativity and change in the world. Taught by Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor for five straight years and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Originals and Give and Take, you’ll learn strategies for identifying and championing breakthrough ideas.  In the process, he’ll share tips for finding motivation and meaning at work and living a more generous and creative life.

Through a series of video lectures, Adam Grant will bring to life some of his “greatest hits” from years of social science research on organizations and individuals. He’ll share his findings on job crafting, motivation in the workplace, “givers and takers”, and the secrets of original thinkers.  Most importantly, he’ll present these insights in ways that you can immediately apply to your own work and life. Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, social entrepreneurship, technology and entertainment, Adam will teach you how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, and choose the right time to act.  Videos will be accompanied by an actionable tool you can use to apply the principles Adam talks about to advance your own original ideas.

You can access Adam Grant’s course for $100 on Udemy at any time.

Or you can sign up here as a friend of +Acumen and gain access to the course at a discounted price. You will also be among the first ones to receive updates on upcoming courses and additional discounts for new Master Classes. Best of all, we get to keep 97% of the revenue generated through this course. By signing up here you are helping us continue to produce and offer free online courses for social change-makers around the world.


What Other Students are Saying about Adam’s Course:

“I am working on implementing an entry level social enterprise idea and this course has been a blessing to me! Adam Grant has chosen the topics carefully and delivered them in an inspiring manner. The entire course is well structured, unfolding a goldmine of very practical insights on how to come up with original ideas and how they can be polished, enhanced further and applied in the real world.” -Carol D.

“The concept of “Originals” is presented…as an easy-to-use concept where it is clear that is not just about the idea, but also involves action. The course also includes interesting tools for moving from ideas to action, which are very useful and valuable.” -Andres R.

“Adam shares real experiences and insights to help in understanding the concept of original ideas. The idea sprint exercise is fun and something I’ll love to try out with more friends and maybe see how original we are. ” -Godfrey O.

“It is simple, easy to follow in a language that I understand and can relate too. The presentations are insightful and the examples and exercises push my thinking on a very practical level.” -Liddi R.

What Am I Going To Get From This Course?

This course consists of approximately 1 hour of video content containing actionable insights on organizational psychology from Adam Grant. You’ll also get a series of exercises that will enable you to apply these research-grounded insights to your own work or life. By completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply research-backed strategies for generating—and recognizing—your most promising original ideas
  • Identify individuals who can provide the most effective feedback on your original ideas
  • Uncover surprising ways to champion your original ideas to gain support and funding
  • Recognize Givers, Takers, and Matchers in your workplace and engage them effectively to move your original ideas forward
  • Align your generosity with your skills and interests
  • Avoid burnout while advancing original ideas for social good


About the Course Instructor

ADAM GRANT has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for five straight years and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Give and Take and Originals. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. Adam’s TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 7 million times. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and was profiled in a cover story by its magazine. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard.

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