21 episodes

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

WorkLife with Adam Grant TED Talks

    • Business
    • 4.8, 6.5K Ratings

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Jen Shoshana ,

Amazing podcast!

Adam Grant’s work and commentary is so thoughtful and sharp. I enjoy listening and also sharing with my kids and colleagues. Thank you for such helpful, fun content!

MultiLeg ,

Doesn’t believe in learning disabilities??

Just listened to the latest podcast, no option to give private feedback. No such thing as learning styles? I guess learning disabilities are made up. If you took a hard look at the evidence and research, it would say that dyslexics are just as capable of learning from written information as auditory, right? Just another “expert” who makes sweeping generalizations to be “provocative” rather than actually trying to understand nuances of the human condition. Is he just annoyed at something a student said to him? So his way of handling that is a podcast refuting decades of research on learning disabilities with “a study?” Cool.

MileHighDevs ,

Interesting and generally well-grounded look at the stuff right in front of us

Would you listen to a guy who claims that he's a great observer of the real world, but who can't tell you what kind of car he drives? Then you're in luck! This is your podcast. Mr Grant is fixated and infatuated with finding the hidden misconceptions about our professional lives, which is both a super power and an Achilles heel. When he is right, he is very very right, but when he is wrong, he is horrid. But never not interesting. Like podcasting peers Malcolm Gladwell and Sam Harris, he's been right so many times that the 20% of the time that he is wrong are obvious to everyone but him. (Best example: his repetitious argument against different learning styles, which he smugly tries to demonstrate by asking people to visualize or act out a French accent. He never explains why demonstrating a french accent has anything to do with actually learning French. And languages are in fact one of the best examples of different learning styles producing different results. ) But here's the rub: the times in which these folks are wrong are actually the most interesting episodes. Summary: Not a total waste of time. I need to give him credit for doing a lot of background work. But I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that no one is still quoting this work in twenty years.

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