12 New Books Packed With Fresh Ideas, Courtesy of Adam Grant

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The star Wharton professor shares the best reads from his pile of new fall books.

The seasons are changing and according to productivity experts, so should your routine.

“We live in a world of seasons, but productivity advice seems to always think in terms of the day, the week, the year, or five years, never the season,” writer Matt Thomas points out. “To quote Ecclesiastes 3:1, ‘To every thing there is a season.’ What if we took that adage seriously, not just by buying pumpkin spice lattes but by doing key things in a more fall-like way?”

It’s advice Adam Grant apparently takes seriously. Via LinkedIn the bestselling author and star Wharton professor recently suggested that fall is the perfect time to shake up your thinking with fresh, new ideas, offering a dozen new books that can help you do just that. A new season needs new perspectives. These reads deliver them.

1. Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

“Joy is the most basic building block of happiness, and this mesmerizing book reveals where to find it–and how to create it,” says Grant of this title from a former IDEO portfolio director. It was released last week.

2. The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh

Another book out last week, this one is a “lively, evidence-based book about how to battle biases, champion diversity and inclusion, and advocate for those who lack power and privilege,” according to Grant.

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