Adam Grant

Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Grant is Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher. Previously, he was a record-setting advertising director at Let’s Go Publications, an All-American springboard diver, and a professional magician. He has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors and one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40. Mr. Grant is the author of "Give and Take", a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is being translated into two dozen languages and has been named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, Fortune's must-read business books, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read. His research has been featured on the Today Show and in the New York Times magazine cover story, "Is giving the secret to getting ahead?” His studies have been highlighted in numerous bestselling books. He has more than 60 publications in leading management and psychology journals, and his pioneering studies have increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. In 2011, he won the triple crown of prestigious scholarly achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught at Wharton, and has designed experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $175,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills.