Adam Grant Quotes

Adam M. Grant (born August 13, 1981) is an American author and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Grant has been recognized as both the youngest tenured and highest rated professor at the Wharton School

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Procrastinate strategically...Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity but it can be a valuable resource for creativity.

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The more I help out, the more successful I become. But I measure success in what it has done for the people around me. That is the real accolade.

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Enemies make better allies than frenemies.

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Negative relationships are unpleasant but predictable.

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When you put off a task, you buy yourself time to engage in divergent thinking rather than foreclosing on one particular idea...

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When you're dealing with an ambivalent relationship, you're constantly on guard, grappling with questions of trust.

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Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but itâ??s valuable in a marathon.

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“A scud is another one of my other winter flies. On the Reef it is the fly.”

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“It's best to try and get it when the river's coming down a bit. When it's warm enough for the fish to move but not warm enough for the snow to melt, the fishing can be fantastic.”

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“These flies hatch in the early spring and late fall. It's a dry fly that is usually fished pretty small. They're really beautiful bugs.”

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“But we are not thinking about those things right now. We just want to focus on getting better every single day. We want to play loose, hard and smart in the regional tournament.”

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“To be honest, sometimes a rock worm feels like cheating because it's fishing a worm. It is a fantastic pattern that I've done really well on this winter.”

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“This is a great pattern because you can dead drift a hot head leech, and toward the end of the cast, you can throw it on a swing. The fish will take it both ways because leeches tumble down the river and swim. It gives you a long drift.”

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“The main principles for trout fishing are food and cover. If fish can get under the (ice) shelf and feel protected, they will eat more aggressively.”

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Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?

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