Top-rated Wharton School professor, TED speaker spoke and signed books

Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author, Wharton professor and internationally recognized expert on organizational management with philanthropist Carrie Morgridge and CMC President and CEO Carrie Besnette Hauser.

Best-selling author Adam Grant spoke to an enthusiastic audience at CMC Vail Valley at Edwards

In tandem with an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival, noted author Adam Grant gave a talk and signed books on June 29th at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards. The Browning Event was part of the college’s Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series.

Grant has been featured on the “Today Show,” and given keynote addresses at TED talks, the Smithsonian and the United Nations, among dozens of other venues. He’s been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and one of Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40.”

Grant is a top-rated professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his books are on The New York Times best seller list. Richard Branson and Malcolm Gladwell – among today’s most innovative and respected leaders – praise Grant’s innovative and motivational concepts.

In celebration of Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary, Grant demonstrated how the themes of his books apply to the college’s five decades. He also discussed how his soon-to-be-released third book about resilience – “Option B,” co-written with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and due out this April – could help chart the course for the college’s next 50 years.