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Originals (Grant) by Adam Grant

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Examines how people can drive creative moral and organisational progress and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations This book shows you how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain battling conformity bucking outdated traditions and how to recognize a good idea

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