Adam Grant
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Adam Grant
Adam Grant
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Born (1981-08-13) August 13, 1981 (age 36)
Occupation Author, professor
Nationality American
Alma mater
Genre Management and psychology
Spouse Allison Grant
Children 3

Adam M. Grant (born August 13, 1981) is an American author and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Early life and education

Adam Grant was born August 13, 1981,[1] and grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Grant participated in springboard diving growing up and was named a high school All-American in 1999.[2]

He received a B.A. from Harvard College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology. He worked as a professional magician during college.[3] While in graduate school, he married wife Allison, with whom he has three children.[4]


Grant was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2007 to 2009. After publishing several papers in leading academic journals, he was hired as an associate professor at the Wharton School in 2009, becoming the school's youngest tenured professor in history at age 28.[5]

Grant is the author of three New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take (2013), Originals (2016), and Option B (2017), co-authored with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Also, in 2016, he delivered a TED talk on the habits of original thinkers.[6][7]

In recognition for his work, in 2015, Grant was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Thinkers50 Most Influential Global Management Thinker. Also, in 2016, he was named to Fortune's 40 under 40 (2016).[8]



  1. ^ "eStories". Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "1999 Mens Public School All American Divers". USA Diving. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ Give and Take - Adam Grant on YouTube
  4. ^ "Award Citation" (PDF). American Psychologist. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Dominus, Susan. "Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013. 
  6. ^ "TED Talk". 
  7. ^ "Option B". 
  8. ^ "Adam Grant". Fortune. 2016-09-22. Retrieved . 

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