Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant

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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
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ISBN : 0670026557
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Kater rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2013

A lot of books like this aren't nearly as groundbreaking as they claim to be, but this one definitely changed the way I think about the world. The authors divide the world into three types of people, givers, takers, and matchers. Not surprisingly, givers are the chumps, those people who mentor an...

Chloe rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 15, 2014

After I read the NY Times profile on Adam Grant last year, this book has been on my list. The idea that giving and being generous with your time will help you get ahead in life seemed sort of interesting. Now that I'm in social work school, I think that most of his argument is bullshit, and is wr...

Otis rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2017

If everyone in the world read this book, the world would instantly become a better place. Mental models, while never perfect, are very powerful tools, and Grant has come up with a compelling, research backed view of what makes some people successful, and others less so. Grant divided the world int...

Suzanne rated it ★★★★☆

March 30, 2017

Note to self: only read nonfiction in Kindle from now on so I can share my notes and highlights on Goodreads. It's a pain having to type up all these notes!! Apologies to readers of this "review" - it's not actually a review, more a collection of notes and insights from the book for my future refe...

Sara rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2015

In traditional old-school reciprocity, people operated like matchers, trading value back and forth with one another. We helped the people who helped us, and we gave to the people from whom we wanted something in return. But today, givers like Adam Rifkin are able to spark a more powerful form of...

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

April 20, 2013

A lovely antidote to any cynicism you may have about who succeeds in business and life, and maybe a gentle nudge for anyone most concerned with getting what they can to give a little, too. Grant is a business professor who has studied the career and life trajectories of people he labels givers, ta...

Sabita rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 07, 2014

The concept is good in that it tries to prove that givers are ultimately more successful than takers. However the numerous examples that are used to prove the same point again and again is extremely off putting. its like the author is showing off his knowledge of trivia. He has commented on how g...

Leo rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2013

I thought this book was terrific. The gist is that there are three kinds of people in this world: - takers -- those who selfishly exploit every situation to their advantage - givers -- those who give to others without much regard for themselves - matchers -- those who play a tit-for-tat game and mat...

Colin rated it ★★★★★

April 14, 2013

This book is excellent. It highlights the power and joy in giving. While I appreciate and respect this work because of the good it should spread, the main point in giving is not to get ahead or be more successful. The point of giving is simply to do the right thing.

Sean rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2013

Short-sighted networking: -only with those who you perceive can be of use (matchers) -receivers feel manipulated (takers) Strong ties are bonds, weak ties are bridges. Pronoia VS Paranoia (People are out to help you) Dormant ties (strong ties that drifted) provide more novel insights. 5 minute favours,...

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