Consider this: Frank Lloyd Wright was a procrastinator. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are afraid of taking risks. Most of Beethoven’s compositions are pretty awful. Conventional wisdom suggests these originals were successful despite their hemming and hawing, their hedging, and their many flops. But Wharton professor Adam Grant More

A few months ago, I promised some nice people in New York that I would, sometime very soon, write a book. Since then, I have: Called my mom rejoicing. Called my mom crying. Considered changing my Twitter bio, then thought better of it. Considered emailing all my ex-boyfriends and mentors More