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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World | Adam Grant
Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.Malcolm Gladwell, #1New York Timesbestsellingauthor of OutliersandThe Tipping PointOriginals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and #1New York Timesbestsellingauthor ofLean InThe New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generations most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didnt even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.From the Hardcover edition.
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StellarDoc
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#Loki is enjoying Sunday far more than I am. #CatsOfLitsy

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Sharpeipup
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Only managed to read 1 chapter all week…must rectify that this weekend!

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yasha_anand
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Pickpick

Picked this one up with no expectations but was in for a treat. Enjoyed the whole non fiction story telling style, just written in a way to engross readers. The flow of this book was on point and I don't think you will ever be bored by it. Give it a go.

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raul3
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Pickpick

Once I've realized that this "new lifestyle" could be among us longer, I've decided to start this brand new resolution of reading one book per week from last week to the end of this year.

I started with "Originals" from Adan Grant.
As a project engineer I found really interesting how creativity, and innovation could be triggered by the development of some habits, at the right time.

Definetly a must for anyone aiming to make a difference.

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StarryBrained

People who suffer the most from a given state of affairs are paradoxically the least likely to question, challenge, reject, or change it.

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LiterRohde
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“Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity, but it can be a resource for creativity. Long before the modern obsession with efficiency precipitated by the Industrial Revolution and the Protestant work ethic, civilizations recognized the benefits of procrastination. In ancient Egypt, there were two different verbs for procrastination: one denoted laziness; the other meant waiting for the right time.”

LiterRohde #QuotsyMar20 | 29: #Last

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karajay
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1. Tagged, but also Brene Brown books
2. If How to Win Friends and Influence People counts that's the one I can think of. I read it for like 3 college classes
4. I honestly don't know. A couple days?
5. @julesG

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌺👏🏻🎈 4y
julesG Thanks for the tag! 4y
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alisiakae
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1. Co-Active Coaching, I refer to it often.
2. Yep, but not very often. And I usually discover the author through their academic work first. I avoid self-help gurus like Tony Robbins.
3. Tagged most recent one.
4. Probably grad school when I was also working two jobs.
5. @Clwojick @dariazeoli @imabusybee

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌸🥰 4y
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Minimalgrl
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Great way to go into the weekend.... much reading to be done ....#24B4Monday

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Minimalgrl
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My office today ... thank the universe for audiobooks!!!!

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Minimalgrl
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Work is overrated.... let‘s read

- Harper

LaraReads Seconded! 🙌🏻😻📚😻📚 4y
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Minimalgrl
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Sunday reading 📖 🤓📚

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alisiakae
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Pickpick

I like Adam Grant, and for the most part, this book was no exception. It could easily have been longer, I felt like some topics were brushed over too quickly, and needed more depth. However, its readability and light-hearted tone probably makes this more appealing to a wider variety of readers.

#nonfiction2019 : On TBR for over a year
#MountTBR
#Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast
#pop19 : favorite prompt from a past challenge (2015 - nonfiction)

alisiakae Also my first book completed during #24b4Monday! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 4y
BeansPage Woop woop 🙌😎🙌 4y
Andrew65 Well done. A great start. 😊🙌 4y
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alisiakae
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Spring means reading outside as often as I can! Or at least, until the onslaught of yellow pollen begins to cover everything. Which will probably be any day now! 🌱🌿🌷

Tamra Lucky you, enjoy! 4y
Cinfhen My son is reading this book now! He likes it, a lot❣️ 4y
saresmoore The pollen! It amazes me! 4y
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saresmoore That is to say, the pollen is already coating EVERYTHING in Wilmington, including my Kindle after spending fifteen minutes reading outdoors. 4y
alisiakae @Tamra Thanks! 💚💛 @Cinfhen I like it too! Except for that one section I quoted earlier. 😃 @saresmoore I‘m in Charlotte, the 1st 2 weeks of April are usually the worst for us. It‘s the worst, well, that and the little tiny green 🐛 that hang from trees for a few weeks. 4y
Cinfhen I remember the caterpillar invasion every spring ~ UGH!!! I have to see your previous post as I missed it. My son is a very slow reader so I‘m not sure how far into the book he is. 4y
tracey38 We're starting to see some pollen here in the Raleigh area but it's not out in full force yet. 4y
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alisiakae
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Really Adam? You seriously only realized this recently? 🙄 #privilege

And even more so for WoC.

wanderinglynn 🤦🏼‍♀️ And this is why men need to step back from the conversation and really focus on listening to women. 4y
alisiakae @wanderinglynn I really like this book overall, but he was a bit tone deaf in this section. Like he is expecting 👏👏👏 for coming to this realization and talking about it in the book. I‘m probably being unduly harsh, but it really irked me. He goes on to talk about WoC in the workplace, but it is so obvious this topic is out of his depth. He really should just quote or cite some WoC authors than try to mansplain. (edited) 4y
Leftcoastzen Sheesh 4y
KathyWheeler I‘m in a female dominated profession — librarianship — so I don‘t see this as often as women in other professions, but it still happens. A promotion and tenure committee‘s decision was overturned for a male candidate because, and I quote, “He has a family.” Like no one else ever had a family before. 🙄 4y
Weaponxgirl It annoys me mainly because they always seem to want a cookie for finally realising for themselves that what you have been saying for a long time is true. Also, are you gonna do anything about it dude? Then I‘ll give you a cookie, awareness is only half the battle. 4y
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alisiakae
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Holy alliteration! Try to say that subtitle 5 times in a row!

I was up super early this morning to send off my kid on the 5th grade overnight school field trip, so maybe it‘s just my sleep deprived state that finds this amusing. 😴

julesG It is funny! And my tongue tripped on "parochial" on the third round. ? 4y
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alisiakae
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I am not doing what I should be doing, which is finalizing a presentation I have to give tonight.

What I am doing is enjoying this book. And since Adam says procrastination is a common habit of creative thinkers, I‘ll take my delaying tactics as a good thing. 😂😂 #whentheshoefits

Leftcoastzen Yay! I must be super creative😉 4y
karajay I loved that book! Adam is a great author and speaker! 4y
alisiakae @Leftcoastzen You and me both! 😉 @karajay It is his Ted Talk and another speaking event I saw that caused me to seek out this book! He‘s a powerhouse. 4y
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Ozzle
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Quick and easy read in a casual tone. You almost feel like the author is having a casual and brilliantly insightful conversation with you. Really enjoyed the different ways these 'originals' conquered and disrupted the business world. Highly recommend this! Chloe was also inspired. #originals #adamgrant #60in12challenge #reviewswithmypup

CoffeeNBooks Cute dog! 4y
tammysue What a sweet pic! 💜 4y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4y
Leftcoastzen What a cutie! 4y
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alisiakae
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Over the next few weeks, I‘ll post some book rec‘s that tie in to #Booked2019 prompts. I‘m starting with a harder one, #relatedtoapodcast.

I‘m stretching this prompt to include Ted Talks, and 4 of the above books are all by authors that have done a Ted Talk! That is how I discovered Adam Grant, and Originals is my pick for this prompt.

Yes We (Still) Can is by the creator of Pod Save America! Limetown is based on a podcast w/ the same name.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I don‘t think TED talks would be a stretch. They have a weekly podcast. Here‘s one about giving a TED talk. 4y
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AmyG I love true crime. So I am going with a My Favorite Murder podcast #15 where they talk about Jim Jones....and reading 4y
alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m not really a Podcast person, but I definitely wanted to read Originals next year. Glad it‘s not actually a “stretch”, because it‘s the first book I thought of when you suggested this prompt! 😍😍 4y
alisiakae @AmyG Great pick!! I feel like I need to start listening to podcasts! The only one I tune into is Pod Save the People, and I liked Serial. (edited) 4y
TheKidUpstairs For those who love things weird: 4y
Chrissyreadit @4thhouseontheleft I thought the podcast easiest due to By The Book, Get Booked, What Should I Read Next, For Real, and The Librarian IS In. I almost forgot Lore! @AmyG I am just starting to look into true crime podcasts- will have to listen to My Favorite Murder now. 4y
Cinfhen I love this idea of highlighting book suggestions ...I might follow your lead!!! I‘m planning on reading Adnan‘s Story @BarbaraTheBibliophage I bought it on Kindle a few weeks ago for $1.99 🙌🏻❣️😊 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG OOOH! Great idea for this prompt. I have that book on my Audible shelf and have been anxiously awaiting the right time to listen. 4y
Susanita This one was recommended on the Reading Women podcast 4y
AlaMich I have a podcast rec: Wooden Overcoats, a humorous “radio drama” about a rivalry between funeral homes on a fictional British island. Sounds weird but very funny. If you like British, I think you‘ll like this. (edited) 4y
Amandajoy I thought this looked like a tough task. Then I realized I just preordered a podcast related book 4y
Lindy @Chrissyreadit I‘m with you. It‘s easy to find choices if you listen to book-related podcasts. 😉 4y
alisiakae @Lindy @Chrissyreadit That‘s a great idea! 👍👍 @Amandajoy That sounds like a good one! 4y
AmyG @BarbaraTheBibliophage I am trying to do as many prompts as I can from my insane TBR books that I own. 4y
jmtrivera Not to shamelessly plug or anything, but if you check out the @EclecticReaders site (EclecticReaders.fireside.fm), we have a pretty diverse collection that would probably fit a lot of people's tastes (or TBRs)! 4y
alisiakae @jmtrivera Plug away! 😃 great suggestion. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LaLecture Here are some suggestions for this prompt! 4y
LaLecture @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Do TED talks count? I wanted to read “We should all be feminists” anyway :D. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LaLecture I‘d count that one. TED does a weekly podcast. It‘s a great book! 4y
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mrozzz
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Pickpick

Inspiring! I so enjoyed the case studies here focusing on big companies like Warby Parker and Bridgewater, etc. to show how different methods of market disruption and encouraging workers to be bold and think out of the box can be unexpected AND successful. I really needed this (and will again) because of how draining most work can be, and how useful reminders are for advice on how to make it yours/unique/special in a sea of other overachievers.

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Caksf
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Pickpick

I‘d recommend this book to anyone who would like to gain insight into how non-conformity can improve business success, and foster fundamental changes in society. This is mainly a “how to do business better” book, however i walked away with some profound insights on how to improve my creativity. 4/5 -because some of his conclusions were a bit subjective.

MaGoose This has been in my TBR list for a while. I may just drag it from the bottom of the pile and move it to the top. 4y
Caksf @MaGoose it‘s a pretty quick read. I hope you like it as much as I did. 4y
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Beckys_Books
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Pickpick

Real world examples of how non-conformists succesfully challenge the status quo. Just like his book Give and Take I found the examples tiring. My favorite part though was how birth order affects risk taking. That explains a lot about my youngest.

Tjackson I have a signed copy, but haven‘t found time to read it. 4y
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Continuing my string of Adam Grant books. Can totally relate to this quote. My favorite manager could challenge status quo in such a way you questioned why nobody had thought of it before. I always felt my contributions were appreciated. I'm going to miss working for him. 😕

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ForCuriosity
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Pickpick

When I first got the book I didn‘t know what I was getting into, but I‘m so glad I read it.Grant issues great quotes and massive amounts of evidence to support any claim he makes and even proves on by using the reader as an example.He mixes humor with fact and it comes together to create something amazing. Highly recommend.One of my friends asked me what I was reading cause I was laughing in the middle of class today as well, so that‘s a good sign

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AnastasiaPoirier But also...the desire to destroy the world...ha 5y
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ForCuriosity
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That‘s one way to annoy an oppressive ruler

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alisiakae
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Walked into Books-a-Million to pick out something for Maya (the Dobz)...walked out after treating myself to a few things too. 😂😂😂 #bookhaul

We don‘t celebrate Easter, but for a variety of reasons my kid has earned some pampering. So she is getting a gift bag w/ a Black Panther and Ginny Weasley Funko pop, along with some lip gloss, bath bomb, deodorant, Avengers blind bag, flip flops, a squishie and Peeps.

Added to the Pop collection today!

LoveToReadLiveToRead Is that a Queen Elizabeth II one??Has Liz Windsor got her own funko pop? (edited) 5y
Mdargusch That water bottle! 😻😻😻 5y
alisiakae @LoveToReadLiveToRead YES!!! And it comes with her Korgi. I almost squealed with delight when I saw they had it. They actually had most of the Royals series in stock. Also thrilled to add Marko, I received Alana and Lying Cat from Saga for my birthday. 5y
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alisiakae @Mdargusch Isn‘t it gorgeous? I was going to sign up for the Litsy water bottle swap, but I‘m picky about my bottles, so I just decided that the next time I see one I love, I‘ll buy it. Didn‘t take long. 😂 The brand is Studio Oh. 5y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @4thhouseontheleft the Saga ones are really cool! 👍🏻 5y
Mdargusch Haha! Smart! 5y
JoScho Seriously love that water bottle! 5y
Craftylikefox I love the water bottle!!! I 🖤 alpacas and llamas 😍😍 5y
JoScho Thanks for the link 😘 5y
Craftylikefox Thanks for the link! They are all beautiful!!! Well I am signed up for the water bottle and book swap now I know where I will be shopping! 5y
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ForCuriosity
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BridgetteM Great quote! 5y
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ForCuriosity
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Didn‘t know you can tell your boss that but ok

GingerAntics 😳 how did this guy not get fired? Crap. 5y
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ForCuriosity
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I agree.

Chelleo Yes! 5y
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rather_be_reading 🔥🔥 5y
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BookaholicNatty I like that one!!!!!!!! 5y
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ForCuriosity
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There are too many good quotes in this book.

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ForCuriosity
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I think everyone can benefit from a chart like this : )

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Litkitty
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Excited to start on this today!

RaimeyGallant Adding to my tbr! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
Chelleo Hi and welcome 🤗 4y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 4y
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Centique Welcome to Litsy Kathi, hope you enjoy all the bookishness! 4y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 4y
TK-421 Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Bookspirit 👋Welcome to Litsy and Congrats on becoming a Litten 👏☺ 4y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊🌸 4y
GlassAsDiamonds Oh now THAT is a fantastic first Litsy post! (Welcome!). 😻😊😻 4y
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I just enjoyed this line :)

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I just sat here laughing for 5 minutes because of this paragraph, he tricked his reader because we trusted him to tell us factual information and then he pulls this on us. 😂😂

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I think this is a great way to start chapter 1 :)

Chelleo Welcome 🤗 Check out the Litsy Tips by @RaimeyGallant : https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and Litsy Video tutorials here: https://youtu.be/mH6Xdr_CACI Hopefully they‘ll help you to get settled in here. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about the various swaps, challenges and meet-ups taking place. 5y
RaimeyGallant Great quote! #resist And welcome from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon For Litsy events, you may also want to follow @LitsySwaps @LitsyBuddyRead @LitsyGetsGraphic @Jess7 @Cinfhen @RealLifeReading @bookriot :) 5y
ForCuriosity @Chelleo thanks, the article was really helpful and I‘ll make sure to check out the account :) 5y
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ForCuriosity @RaimeyGallant thank you, I‘ll make sure to check them out 5y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
RaimeyGallant Happy you're working it all out. :) 5y
BookaholicNatty Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚 5y
ForCuriosity @BookaholicNatty thank you 😊 5y
Cinfhen Welcome to Litsy and thanks for making the introduction @RaimeyGallant ❣️❣️❣️ 5y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 5y
RealLifeReading Welcome to Litsy (thanks @RaimeyGallant 🙌) 5y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 5y
LoverofLit Welcome! @Paintinthenight 🖐🖐🖐 Thanks for the tag! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤❤ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LoverofLit you‘re welcome!! 💕 5y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 5y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😸 Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 5y
Wife @Paintinthenight Welcome to Litsy!❤️ 5y
vkois88 Thank you for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤ Welcome to the #LitsyFamily @Paintinthenight 5y
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!! 5y
Eggs Welcome @Paintinthenight 👋🏻👋🏻🎊🎉👏🏻 5y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag ❤️ 5y
theresidentromantic Welcome @Paintinthenight!! I love your chapter opening posts, these are great! Thanks for the tag @Avanders!! I'll tag @JoScho @GypsyKat @Daughter-of-words @CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl @GrilledCheeseSamurai 5y
CocoReads Welcome to Litsy @paintinthenight Thanks to @theresidentromantic for the tag! I‘ll tag @Reecaspieces @CrowCAH as well! 5y
CrowCAH @CocoReads thanks for the tag! 😁 5y
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy @Paintinthenight !! 💚🤗 5y
GypsyKat @theresidentromantic Thanks for the tag! 💗 And welcome to Litsy @Paintinthenight 📚📚📚 5y
Reecaspieces Oh love 5y
Reecaspieces @CocoReads thanks for the tag! 5y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁📚🎉 Thanks so much for the tag @Avanders 🤗🤗🤗 5y
SamHeartCoffee That is a great quote! Welcome to Litsy! Thanks for tagging me, @Avanders ! 🤗🤗😘 5y
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AshleyS
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I‘m having a pretty productive Saturday so during my cleaning and organizing, I made a nonfiction section in my room! And a comics section in my elephant

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ABrakes85
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Let's give this a go 👍🏼

ABrakes85 Not a fan of the new cropping 🙄 5y
Bambolina_81 @ABrakes85 I thought it was just me! No, it doesn't work very well as books aren't square! 5y
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Ksvz
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Pickpick

2017 #128 NF audio interesting concept and supporting evidence. I really enjoyed the sections on raising children and corporate identity. I think I would like to reread but in text form for slower digestion.

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Sydsavvy
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Sometimes I just need a good book that reminds me how awesome creativity is. Hurrah!

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BookishMarginalia
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Good tips that seem particularly relevant and meaningful at this time, such as focusing your energy on the victim and not on the perpetrator #WeHoldTheLine #Viking

minkyb I like these! 6y
TeachNouvelle Love this! 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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More good tips that seem particularly relevant and meaningful at this time! #WeHoldTheLine

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DocBrown
Pickpick

Perhaps not as writerly as Gladwell's Outliers, but a very successful and effective entry in the pop social science genre. Lots of generative ideas here, which if put into practice might actually transform organizations (and possibly even the world like the title suggests). The time is now for divergent thinking.

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BillAicher
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I know ive been posting quotes from this book like crazy ... but it's just so damn interesting.

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BillAicher
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Sydsavvy That's so true!!! 6y
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BillAicher
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"... it is easiest to come up with a strikingly original insight when we approach a problem with a fresh perspective."

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ElectricKatyLand
Mehso-so

Quick read that felt like a Ted Talk in book format. There are several interesting points (such as what makes a leader an original and how to cultivate new lines of thinking) that sparked conversations with my husband, but overall the book didn't really resonate with me.

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