Business keynote speaker for hire Adam Grant is a New York Times bestselling author and business professor. He is Wharton Business School’s top professor for 5 straight years and is also their youngest tenured professor. Adam is regarded as one of the most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. He has also been named to Forbes Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List. He has spoken for a large number of high profile clients including Facebook, Google, Pixar, Merck, Goldman Sachs and the World Economic Forum.
Adam is one of the most engaging business speakers on the speaking circuit. Adam motivates audiences to live more creative and generous lives. H achieves this by touching on topics such as collaboration, innovation and resilience. Many of his speech topics and insights derive from his New York Times bestselling books. They are titled Originals, Give & Take, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. He examines the psychology behind being successful in work and life. Adam believes helping others can help drive your own success and strategies to think outside the box.
Adam interviewed with CNN Make It in 2018 to dispell a common career myth. He reccomends people not try to plan their career aspirations too far in advance because of the rapid changes in media and career opportunities. Adam also made a keynote at the Wharton People Analytics Conference in 2018. Alongside Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Company, he discussed the importance of “the winning hearts and minds” of people in the workplace. In 2016, Adam provided a TEDxTalk to a standing ovation in which he discussed how people can champion new ideas and how organizational leaders can combat groupthink. He also hosts a regular podcast produced by TED called “WorkLife”.
Adam attended undergrad at Harvard University and earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology at the University of Michigan. Since becoming a professor, Adam has contributed pieces to leading psychology and management journals such as Journal of Personality & Social Psychology and the Academy of Management Journal. In 2018 he began organizing the Next Big Idea Club alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and Susan Cain. It is an online publication and subscription service selecting the best and most innovative books of the year.
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