How Non-Conformists Move the World
I recently finished “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” by Adam Grant and found it to be quite inspiring.
Here are the themes for my biggest takeaways:
- Don’t accept defaults. Take the initiative to seek out options that could be better.
- Strive to achieve security in your life so that you can be free to be original in other areas.
- Generate many ideas, get feedback on them (especially from peers), and don’t let your personal confirmation bias be a pitfall when evaluating them.
- When evaluating the ideas of others, before doing so, generate your own ideas immediately before-hand.
“Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld had never written a sitcom, and my department had never developed one,” Ludwin recalls. “We were a good match, because we didn’t know what rules we weren’t supposed to break.”