Give and Take

A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Adam M. Grant

Publisher: Orion Business, 2013, 366 pages

ISBN: 978-1-7802-2472-5

Keywords: Personal Development, Management

Last modified: July 28, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

An approach to work, team building and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Everybody knows thar hard work, luck and talent each play a role in our working lives. in his landmark book, Adam Grant illuminates the importance of a fourth, critical factor — that the best way to get to the top is to focus on bringing others with you.

Give and Take changes our fundamentals understanding of why we succeed, offering a new model for our relationships with colleagues, clients and competitors.

Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, as well as success stories from Hollywood to history, Grant shows that helping others can lead to greater personal success.

  1. Good Returns
    The Dangers and Rewards of Giving More Than You Get
  2. The Peacock and the Panda
    How Givers, Takers, and Matchers Build Networks
  3. The Ripple Effect
    Collaboration and the Dynamics of Giving and Taking
  4. Finding the Diamond in the Rough
    The Fact and Fiction of Recognizing Potential
  5. The Power of Powerless Communication
    How to be Modest and Influence People
  6. The Art of Motivation Maintenance
    Why Some Givers Burn Out but Others Are On Fire
  7. Chump Change
    Overcoming the Doormat Effect
  8. The Scrooge Shift
    Why a Soccer Team, a Fingerprint, and a Name Can Tilt Us in the Other Direction
  9. Out of the Shadows


Give and Take

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre **** (4 out of 10)

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Sigh, another book that explains that Takers (selfish people) aren't the best performers, and that Givers (more altruistic people) not always performs perfectly. Surprise! The Other people (the mix of the two mentioned types) are the best performers. You get this by reading about 10 pages of this book, the rest is just word-processing garbage. 

Granted, the author is a professor at a A-listed U.S. university, but it doesn't help this...


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