Adam Grant and Tim Harford

Achieving Greatness

with Adam Grant and Tim Harford

Thursday 18 January 2024, 19:30

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Achieving Greatness Past Event


Adam Grant psychologist and author
Tim Harford Senior columnist for the Financial Times

Adam Grant is one of the most sought-after organisational psychologists in the world. He has provided expert advice to many of the world’s greatest business leaders, including Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg, equipping them with the mental tools to find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and achieve greatness in their business and personal lives.

On 18 January, Grant comes to the Intelligence Squared stage at Cadogan Hall for a rare, exclusive event where he will share his revolutionary framework for how we can all exceed the expectations and aspirations we have set for ourselves. Drawing on his new book, Hidden Potential, he will explain that, despite living in a world that tends to admire people who start out with innate talent, there is clear scientific evidence that we can all bridge the biology gap and improve ourselves dramatically.

In conversation with economist and FT columnist Tim Harford, Grant will weave together groundbreaking evidence, surprising insights, and vivid storytelling to take us from the classroom to the boardroom and the playground to the Olympics. He will reveal how progress depends not so much on how hard we work and more on how well we learn. Growth is not about the genius we possess – it’s about the character we develop. He will explain how to build character skills and motivational structures to realise our own potential, and how to design systems that create opportunities for those who have been underrated and overlooked.

Duration: approx. 90 mins (no interval)

Ticket Information


Students: £20; Under 26: £25 (please bring ID with you on the evening)

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