Give and Take

A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Ranked #2 in Business Ethics, Ranked #2 in Networkingsee more rankings.

Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common.

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...

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Susan Cain AuthorAs brilliant as it is wise, this is not just a book—it’s a new and shining worldview. (Source)

Simon Sinek AuthorGotta say, I'm pretty flattered every time asks me if I've read @AdamMGrant book Give and Take. Good guy. Good book (Source)

Arianna Huffington Founder/The Huffington Post“I love [this book], which shows that givers get ahead and nice guys don’t finish last. (Source)

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Tony Hsieh CEO/Zappos.comDefines a road to success marked by new ways of relating to colleagues and customers as well as new ways of growing a business. (Source)

Daniel Pink AuthorA truly exhilarating book—the rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works and keep your brain firing for weeks after you’ve turned the last page. (Source)

Marvin Liao Partner/500 StartupsMy list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian). (Source)

Chip Conley This book holds the key to a more satisfied and productive workplace, better customer relationships, and higher profits. (Source)

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Ashton Kutcher A fundamental outline as to how to be successful... Highly recommended read. (Source)

Darrah Brustein Give And Take by Adam Grant which shares evidence to support why being a giver is the best path to success. (Source)

Holger Arians Some people give to others. Others take whatever they can. And yet other people find a balance between giving and taking. This is the core of our society, and by learning how to deal with each category of people, you will become a great leader. A cool mind and number crunching are not enough to make you a good leader. The talent to build and nurture relationships, and to keep a balance between what you give and what you take from the pool of talents around you, is crucial. (Source)

John Hall It helped spark a helpful mentality in my life that has been invaluable. (Source)

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