What is the method for creative folk to develop great ideas? Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, spoke at TED on just this topic, addressing how ‘originals’ – thinkers who come up with new ideas and are able to implement them – go about their business.

He lists 3 main habits of originals that he has arrived at by studying them:

Originals are late to the party.
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Originals are full of fear and doubt.
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Orginals embrace failure.

Talking points:

You don’t have to be first to be the best.
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On the surface, a lot of original people look confident, but behind the scenes they feel the same fear and doubt that we do.
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Originals know that the biggest regrets are not actions, but inactions.

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