Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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Penguin, Apr 9, 2013 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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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 Success

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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

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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. 

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Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers, BusinessWeek’s favorite professor, one of the world’s forty best business professors under forty. Grant was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties and has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught. His first book, Give and Take, was a New York Times bestseller translated into twenty-seven languages and named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Fortune’s must-read business books, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post’s books every leader should read. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and was profiled in a cover story by its magazine. Author of the New York Times bestseller Originals, Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard College.

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