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Originals by Adam Grant

Originals by Adam Grant is one of the best releases in the personal development genre. This is going to be one of those books you will keep coming back to.
Gaurav Achpalea
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What is Bored at home book reviews?

Bored at home book reviews is a series that I felt compelled to release, keeping in mind the current market situation that has badly hit businesses and jobs across the globe. While you search for the next best opportunity, one way to keep yourself productively occupied is by indulging in reading good books. Hence, I decided to share reviews of a few books from my personal library.

Who knows how one good book recommendation could change your life in testing times, right?

As a part of this series, I have decided to limit the reviews to only the books that I like. I am not here to be a book critic, on the contrary, I am here to be that one person you would look up to for suggesting your next read!

  • Book name and author:
    Book name – Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
    Author – Adam Grant

  • What is it about?
    Undoubtedly one of the best releases in the personal development genre. This is going to be one of those books you will keep coming back to.
    The book starts with describing the two most common paths people often take to reach ‘success’. They are – 1) Conformity and 2) Originality.
    It then clearly states that Originality ≠ Originals. What this means is – the originality of an idea does not make you an original. To be one of the ‘Originals’ you should develop the ability to see things differently and have the courage to live life differently. In short – if you want to make a difference, you should first be a bit different.
    Grant then goes on to explain a concept that I consider to be the brightest thought expressed in the book. It is ‘Deja Vu’ Vs ‘Vuja De’. Here, the author tries to explain the importance of seeing a familiar situation from a previously unexplored perspective – Vuja De. Doing so will lead you towards finding new solutions to an old problem. ‘A change in one’s thought practise is essential to breakthrough tough times successfully’ is my incisive representation of this message.
    These are just a few of the many concepts in the book. I have just mentioned the concepts that I liked most.
  • Who is it for?
    This book is strictly for those who intend to create their own path rather than walk down a path created by someone else.

  • My favourite quote:
    Practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t make new.

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