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Give and Take

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Author: Adam Grant
Book Site: Give and Take

In "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success", Adam Grant illuminates how success is driven by an increasingly important factor--our reciprocity style, or the way we interact with others when exchanging value. Give and Take changes our fundamental understanding of why we succeed and offers a new paradigm for our relationships with colleagues, clients, and competitors. It demolishes the "me-first" worldview and shows that the best way to get to the top is to focus not on your solo journey but on bringing others with you.

Engaging, intriguing, and filled with surprising success stories from history to Hollywood, Give and Take presents an approach to work, team building, productivity, and profitability that is nothing short of revolutionary. We have been taught to think that people who give without expecting anything in return are at risk of burning out or being exploited, but the truth is that they are often the most successful people in any given field.

Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success; how smart givers avoid becoming doormats and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.




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