Adam M. Grant (born August 13, 1981) is an American author and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Adam Grant grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Grant participated in springboard diving growing up and was named a high school All-American in 1999.
He received a B.A. from Harvard College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in organizational psychology. He worked as a professional magician during college. While in graduate school, he married wife Allison, with whom he has three children.
Grant was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2007 to 2009. After publishing several papers in leading academic journals, he was hired as an associate professor at the Wharton School in 2009, becoming the school's youngest tenured professor in history at age 28.
Grant is the author of three New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take (2013), Originals (2016), and Option B (2017), co-authored with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World