Adam Grant

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Those Who Can Do, Can’t Teach

If you want to be great at something, learn from the best. What could be better than studying physics under Albert Einstein?

A lot, it turns out. Three years after publishing his first landmark paper on relativity, Einstein taught his debut course at the University of Bern. He wasn’t able to attract much interest in the esoteric subject of thermodynamics: Just three students signed up, and they were all friends of his. The next semester he had to cancel the class after only one student enrolled. A few years later, when Einstein pursued a position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the president raised concerns about his lackluster teaching skills.…  Seguir leyendo »

Cuando Wilbur y Orville Wright finalizaron su vuelo en el Kitty Hawk, los estadounidenses celebraron su lazo fraterno. Los hermanos crecieron jugando juntos, aparecieron en los periódicos y construyeron juntos un avión. Incluso decían que “pensaban juntos”.

Así son nuestras imágenes de la creatividad: llenas de armonía. Creemos que la innovación es algo mágico que sucede cuando las personas encuentran la sincronía. Las melodías de Rodgers se mezclan con las letras de Hammerstein. Por eso, una de las normas sagradas de la lluvia de ideas es “guardarse las críticas”. El objetivo es que las personas construyan a partir de las ideas de los demás, no que las desechen.…  Seguir leyendo »

What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated.

Yet although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is not the No. 1 priority for most parents. We’re much more concerned about our children becoming kind, compassionate and helpful. Surveys reveal that in the United States, parents from European, Asian, Hispanic and African ethnic groups all place far greater importance on caring than achievement.…  Seguir leyendo »