Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of 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 on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.
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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to SuccessUser Review - Steven Wilson - Book Verdict
Grant's (Wharton Business Sch.) "give and take" concept centers around the idea that the success of those who seek to give more than they take is underestimated. By citing examples from social ... Read full review
A great read! The book shows us a new perspective of giving and explains the power of giving. Givers are people who are willing to let others have more benefit compared to their personal cost in dong so. Takers meanwhile are people who want to receive benefit at minimal personal cost. In short givers enjoy others well being and are not focused on their selves. Giving seems to be sign of weakness and givers seem to be like pushovers. But that is not true for all. Givers can become extraordinary. They are people who help and want people around them to win. In return, people want to support and want the giver to win also. The book shows how to be a real winner by giving and that to be a successful giver, you need to be a smart giver. But overall, the heart and mind of a giver is there to help others and not to uphold oneself.