You probably already know that organizational culture is a powerful thing. And, you probably know that learning to read the culture of an organization is a big factor in whether you will be able to be successful there. But how, exactly, do you do that? And, how do you do it when you don’t actually work for an organization, yet? In this short but powerful piece, organizational psychologist Adam Grant offers insight into four important stories you should seek out when reading the culture of any organization, and why they matter so much.