Give and Take

By Adam Grant,

Book cover of Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Book description

A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Think Again and Originals

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent…

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3 authors picked Give and Take as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Life is full of givers and takers…we all know givers who always take time to help others, and takers, who are always driven to help only themselves. Which group is happier, and more financially successful? The answer might surprise you. Adam Grant provides science to help you understand how giving the right way can be the key to changing your career trajectory, and your life.  

Full disclosure that I sit on some company advisory boards along with Grant. However, long before that became a reality I was a huge Adam Grant fan. Both as a fellow professor and writer. In particular, Grant’s breakthrough book Give and Take. Grant reminds us that if you look at life as a dog-eat-dog world then you will remain a dog. This book reminds us of what we know intrinsically but we so often forget in our quest to get ahead. 

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Give and…

This book is amazing for entrepreneurs, but really for all people, to understand the dynamics of human relationships, and why givers win in the long run time and time again. It is tempting as an entrepreneur to be out for oneself, but this book helped show me why looking out for others and serving them - your customers, your prospects, your employees, the media, and the world - will serve you best in the long run.

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