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The On Being Project

Sheryl Sandberg + Adam Grant

Resilience After Unimaginable Loss

Sheryl Sandberg is synonymous with Facebook and Silicon Valley success, and she’s the voice of Lean In. She joins us, frank and vulnerable, together with the psychologist Adam Grant. His friendship — and his research on resilience — helped her survive the shocking death of her husband while on vacation. They share what they’ve learned about planting deep resilience in ourselves and our children, and even reclaiming joy. There is so much learning here on facing the unimaginable when it arrives in our lives and being more practically caring towards the losses woven into lives all around us.

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  • Sheryl Sandberg

    Sheryl Sandberg

    is chief operating officer of Facebook, author of Lean In, and founder of leanin.org. She is the co-author, with Adam Grant, of a new book and non-profit initiative Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy.

  • Adam Grant

    Adam Grant

    is the Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and professor of psychology at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Originals, Give and Take, and co-author, with Sheryl Sandberg, of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy.