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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea | [Bob Burg, John David Mann]

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.
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Publisher's Summary

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so, one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of "go-givers": a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real-estate broker, and the "Connector", who brought them all together. Pindar's friends share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.

Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving - putting others' interests first and continually adding value to their lives - ultimately leads to unexpected returns.

Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb "Give and you shall receive".

©2008 Bob Burg and John David Mann; (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"You owe it to yourself to listen to The Go-Giver and share its message with those who matter most to you. It is a beautiful audiobook that will touch your soul and inspire your heart." (David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire)

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    cristina Montreal, QC, Canada 02-13-13
    cristina Montreal, QC, Canada 02-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Can't live without audio books! My eyes thank the inventor:-))

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    "So Positive!"
    Would you listen to The Go-Giver again? Why?

    Yes, I would. it's full of useful and insightful information. I even bought the book for all my friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The three reasons why people work!


    What about Bob Burg and John David Mann ’s performance did you like?

    Good!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Give Give Give!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Ridgefield, CT, United States 12-19-12
    Philip Ridgefield, CT, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring story, Values based business advice"
    If you could sum up The Go-Giver in three words, what would they be?

    Life Changing Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Short and sweet, story comes to life with compelling characters.Offers a different view on business and success: focus on what you can give, how much value you can offer, how many people you can impact.. rather than focusing on profits and working backwards.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Omar 10-21-12
    Omar 10-21-12 Member Since 2014

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein

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    "A strong life insight in a weak story"

    The book introduces a powerful and will thought set of ideas about an insight that go giverrs get more in life (which is great) into a weakly constructed story with some even "cheesy" bits and pieces.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Milo Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 09-06-12
    Milo Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 09-06-12
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    "Once upon a time in a business world far far..."

    I found this story to be very well narrated and it had me on the edge of my seat with anticipation most of the time. Make no mistake however this is a piece of fiction... a piece of fiction and then some. I feel this is where it really fell short for me. I was looking for an inspirational book that could assist me in the REAL world. You would have better odds of winning the lottery than even half of this story EVER coming true. If you practiced what this book preached you would likely be trampled on and left for dead in about 5 minutes. A great 'Chicken Soup' type story that you desperately wish could actually come true but by the end you know that even Dorothy tapping her heels together 3 times isn't gonna save ya.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    swflangel MIAMI BEACH, FL, United States 09-03-12
    swflangel MIAMI BEACH, FL, United States 09-03-12
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    "throughly enlighting and enjoyed the education"
    Would you listen to The Go-Giver again? Why?

    i already have several times


    What other book might you compare The Go-Giver to and why?

    it reminds me of robin sharma's writings of educational stories/novels


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of them


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    towards the end when the enlightenment is apparent


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to more writings from the author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Wanneroo, Australia 07-28-12
    Colin Wanneroo, Australia 07-28-12
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    "Great Reminder"
    What did you love best about The Go-Giver?

    It reminded me of the core reason I became an entrepreneur which is to serve as many people as possible without expecting anything in return. The paradox (life is full of them) is that as a result you get more than you ever needed if this is done from the heart with no other agenda but to touch as many lives as possible in a positive way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Go-Giver?

    Dont keep score!


    What does Bob Burg and John David Mann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The ability to listen to it when I'm driving, going to sleep or sunbathing, LOL.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claude Labadie Shawinigan, QC,Canada 06-04-12
    Claude Labadie Shawinigan, QC,Canada 06-04-12 Member Since 2014

    Claude LaBadie

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    "So inspiring and refreshing"
    If you could sum up The Go-Giver in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, comforting and stimulating


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea that I was right along since I started to plan about going into business a long time ago. It is very pleasing to hear that helping others to the best of your ability is the best shortcut to success.


    What does Bob Burg and John David Mann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This magnificent read with clear diction and agreeable tone of voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When it was said that any good principle that work well in business will also work well in human relations like love relationships.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy so much I can't stop myself to listen again every week or so.
    I also recommend this product and audible.com to all my partners

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike oakland, CA, United States 05-26-12
    Mike oakland, CA, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story for a business book"
    Would you listen to The Go-Giver again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this simple business book. It is a nice change from the straight forward business books I have been reading. Reminds me of the Monk who sold his Ferrari. If you enjoy storytelling and business this is a fun listen.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several made me think of my own experiences.


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    Morgan Smith United States 05-15-12
    Morgan Smith United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2014

    MJSmith

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    "A lesson that everyone should learn..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Go-Giver to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version. For me; I love audiobooks. It's like going to a movie, but in many ways it's better. In my minds eye, I am the director.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The message of this book is simple, yet very powerful... THANK YOU!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For the most part


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for young and old. Especially young adults and teenagers. If they could learn and apply these principals in life and business, they would have tremendous success and most importantly, happiness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rex Houston, TX, United States 02-20-12
    Rex Houston, TX, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Awesome Story On A Business Ideal"
    What did you love best about The Go-Giver?

    I finished the book today, and what a great book! If you have not listen to this yet, get It!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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