Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Kobo ebook | April 9, 2013

byAdam Grant

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An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant (author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World) shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed-without ever looking at a single number.

Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin-as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Nike, and NASA-Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.


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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Kobo ebook | April 9, 2013
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An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. W...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101622849

ISBN - 13:9781101622841

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good tips that work in real life Ruth Soukup shares her secrets for living the good life in this fabulous book. And, spoiler alert, the good life may not be what you expect. Soukup writes about how to save money, find and nurture our passions, and make time for our families. Her personal story, woven throughout the book, shows that she has learned these secrets the hard way and really does know what she is talking about. Living Well Spending Less is exactly the book I needed to help shift my perspective in many areas of my life. Soukup's tips on writing achievable goals, time management, and simplifying have already helped me a great deal. My only caveat is that Soukup makes use of Biblical quotes through out the book. I didn't find the quotes overly preachy even though I am not Christian. They are fairly innocuous, and could probably have been replaced with more secular quotes without losing any effectiveness. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and the 12 days series Soukup ran before Christmas, and the newer 12 days series she is currently running. They all work well together, and help reinforce the ideas in the book. And, these secrets can really be life changing, if you let them be.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Give & Take An interesting look at how a givers ethos can result in success, albeit a little plattitudinal
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Prices may vary in store" doesn't tell the half of it Just bought this in the Eaton Centre store: price before tax $29.50, vs $19.47 if bought online. Heather, don't you want us to use your stores?
Date published: 2013-10-19