Adam Grant, Ph.D.
Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
We could go on and on about why organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Ph.D.’s two events with FAN are must-see events: he is a charter member of FAN’s new Advisory Board; his first book, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, released in the spring of 2013, remains a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller; when he announced he was leaving his teaching position at the University of North Carolina for The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the governor of North Carolina called him to try to persuade him to stay; he’s the youngest tenured faculty member and the highest rated professor at Wharton, and has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught; he has won numerous prestigious awards, including the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Applied Psychology; Fortune magazine named him one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40 (he’s only 32); he has pledged to introduce any of his students to any of his contacts; he was an All-American and Junior Olympic springboard diver; and he has worked as a professional magician. And on and on.