Monday, May 17, 2021

g-f(2)279 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/17/2021), Wharton School, Inside the Mind of Professor Adam Grant: Moderated by Wharton School Dean Erika James.



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  • In this rapidly changing world, learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.
    • In this discussion, Professor Adam Grant and Wharton School Dean Erika James will touch on Adam’s most recent book Think Again, as well as on his background in psychology and how it influences his work as a business school professor at Wharton.
  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.
    • In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. 
    • We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. 
    • We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. 
    • We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. 
      • The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. 
    • Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: there’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. 
      • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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WARNING, Wharton School,
  • Learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

WARNING, Wharton School,

  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.

Lesson learned, Wharton School,
  • There’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking.

Alert, Wharton School,
  • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.


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Inside the Mind of Professor Adam Grant: Moderated by Wharton School Dean Erika James



Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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WARNING, Wharton School,
  • Learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

WARNING, Wharton School,

  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.


Lesson learned, Wharton School,

  • There’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking.

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Alert, Wharton School,
  • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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Erika H. James is an American academic and businesswoman. She is the dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is both the first woman and the first African-American to lead the business school.



As we embark on a new era with Dean James at the helm, here’s a deeper look into her journey to Wharton, and the impact she has made during her time in academia.

Dean Erika James consistently raises the bar in higher education as an award-winning educator, leading expert in her field, and respected mentor who has paved the way for women leaders. On July 1, she kicked off a new chapter in her career as the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean of the Wharton School in the institution’s 139-year history. During her first day on the job, she appeared on Good Morning America to discuss what’s next for Wharton and offer advice to students.

Bridging Psychology and Business

Born in Bermuda to parents who were music teachers, a young Erika James moved to the U.S. when she was two years old. She grew up in Sherman, Texas, where she graduated high school as senior class president. Although many of her classmates remained in Texas for college, Erika wanted a change of pace. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Pomona College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions and part of the Claremont Colleges, located in California.


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The research and work of Dean Erika Hayes James, PhD – named one of LinkedIn's Top Voices (U.S. Influencers) in 2020 – began in the field of Organizational Psychology and now intersects at Executive Leadership. She addresses three challenges that global organizations face: 

  • Crisis Leadership — being prepared for, managing through, and learning from crisis
  • Women in Leadership — gender equity at executive levels, and women emerging in leadership
  • The Commute — professional couples in commuter marriages and how it relates to talent acquisition and retention



Adam M. Grant is an American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. He received academic tenure aged 28, making him the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School.



Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, and as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune‘s 40 under 40. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives.



Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and TED speaker who helps people find meaning and motivation at work.

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

​He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, and Malala Yousafzai. His new book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, launches in February 2021.


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