Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers: TED Talk with Reflection

Professional EDGE
Monday, July 15, 2019 (All day)
EDGE Points: 
EDGE Competency: 
Self Awareness

Part of the Professional EDGE “TED Talk with Reflection” series. In this series, students will view a 15-20 minute TED Talk on a business topic relating to one of the Trulaske core competencies. Students will then complete a series of reflection questions in order to understand the content in the context of their own professional development.

The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers with Adam Grant
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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals -- including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."


  • 60-90 minutes is the expected time commitment for successful completion.
  • 15 EDGE points earned for successful completion.
    Please note: Grading is pass/fail. EDGE points are awarded for a passing grade only; there are no partial points.
  • Self Awareness, Achievement Orientation, Critical Thinking | Competencies addressed in this professional development experience.
  • The Professional Edge office is the organizer for this event. Event check-in, timeline for processing  points and other event details will be as outlined in the PROFESSIONAL EDGE Programming Syllabus (on the Professional Edge webpage, click “EDGE Programming Syllabus” under the Related Links heading).



Students must meet the requirements for successful completion in order to receive Professional Edge point credit. Successful completion of this online experience will entail:

  • Working through the handouts, videos and other materials in the Canvas module(s) to gain comprehension of the subject matter
  • Watch and listen to a recording of the designated TED Talk in its entirety.
  • Successfully complete a guided reflection consisting of four short-answer questions.
  • Grading is pass/fail. EDGE points are awarded for a passing grade only; there are no partial points. A passing grade is based on quality participation and thoughtful reflection by the student.