Give and Take by Adam Grant

Give and Take

By Adam Grant

  • Release Date: 2013-04-11
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
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Description

Why givers - not takers or matchers - win big. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed QUIET or THINKING FAST AND SLOW.

The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match, and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

GIVE AND TAKE presents the fascinating secrets to givers' success. The results are unequivocal: givers gain big. Jack Welch, Richard Branson, Jon Huntsman Sr. - all of them are givers. In a world in which so many takers such as Bernard Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam have ruined lives and reputations, this book will reassure readers that the real power lies in becoming a giver. Since the vast majority of people aren't born givers, Grant not only presents the case for why givers win, he also offers their hidden strategies for winning.

Reviews

  • Rigorous insights into human behaviour and self improvement

    5
    By Mr.Likeable
    This book will be of interest to anybody who is interested in human behaviour, and also anyone on the self-improvement path. I’ve had the pleasure of being taught by Grant (count that as a conflict of interest if you like) and he is a walking encyclopaedia of both rigorous psychological studies, and interesting theories, which he applies to his work and his writing. In addition, he practices what he preaches: he is an extremely generous teacher, with an almost-obsessive desire to help his students’ make progress in any way that he can. There is far too much “self-improvement” literature available based on nothing more thant the professional aspirations (and self-delusion) of well-meaning authors. Amongst it all, there are some volumes that take their subjects far more seriously, and their authors demonstrate their own experience in the subject, while also dedicating their own lives to formal and rigorous study of their area of interest. Grant’s “Give and Take” sits in this category. As such, I highly recommend it.

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