Inside The Mind of Adam Grant
Adam Grant is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who authored 5 books including Give and Take. He is recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. And today, Brenden and Billy dive deep inside the mind of Adam Grant. In this episode, you will learn how Adam impacts the lives of many and why Give and Take is in Brenden’s top 3 books!
Make sure to listen in today!
WHAT WE DISCUSS:
- [01:56] – How Brenden knew about Adam’s book, Give and Take
- [02:38] – How the book Give and Take changed Brenden
- [06:35] – Actions by Adam Grant
- [08:26] – Matchers, Givers, and Takers
- [14:45] – How the book formed the decisions Brenden makes today
- [17:51] – The Strategic Giver
- [19:20] – The key takeaway to Give and Take
- [21:23] – There are different levels to giving
- [25:16] – How to give strategically
- [26:52] – How to track your givers
- [28:31] – Scott Harrison as a giver
- [30:42] – Adam Grant as a timeless thought leader
- [35:52] – How to structure ideas in a simpler way that general people can understand
VALUABLE INSIGHTS AND KEY TOPICS:
- Three types of people exist in the world: Givers, Matchers, and Takers.
- The main disadvantage of being a taker is you don’t get to build sustainable relationships in your life.
- The most dangerous thing about being a Giver.
- That’s the secret. Invest capital, take time out of your busy life, go out there into the world and find those givers and pour into those people.
- The key on the 3rd level of being a giver is to never give the hard stuff away for free.
- Who are your givers?
- What’s interesting about Adam’s thought leadership is it applies regardless of what year we are in.
- [25:18] – “Give the easy ask and if people are biting on it, quickly escalate the giving.”
- [32:36] – “The key is Adam’s ability to take very complex academic subjects to disseminate that information in the way that the general public understands.”
- [34:14] – “The best way to communicate an idea simply and clearly is to try a hundred different iterations that don’t work until we find the one that does.”
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Adam Grant (Thought leader discussed): https://www.adamgrant.net/
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