The original Originals video from Apple paints a vivid picture of what innovators are like. They are “the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently—they’re not fond of rules…”
But what if our assumptions about innovators was very wrong? What if the innovators were very much like the rest of us, with some key differences? And what if we—the ordinary people—could be a lot more original and innovative in our day to day?
That is the premise of the book Originals by Adam Grant.As a Product Manager, and as an Entrepreneur, it is one of the most valuable books I have read in the past several years. Not only did it make me think of Originals in a new way; it provided a lot of actionable advice that I can apply as a Product Manager today.
- Being original is a choice .Successful...