"Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving.... Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were." 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. 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 teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him 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 classic best seller that brings to life the old proverb "give and you shall receive." Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term "go-giver" has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today, this timeless story continues to help its readers and listeners find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives, and in their communities. This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.
©2015 Bob Burg and John David Mann (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
"This modern-day business parable, a quick read in the spirit of The Greatest Salesman in the World and The One Minute Manager, should do well with eager corporate-ladder climbers.... Over the course of five days, a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker, and the mysterious 'Connector' teach Joe about the laws of value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity - concepts that make more immediate sense in this fictional context than they would in a formal business book." (Publishers Weekly)
the book itself has a great story, great and interesting characters. but it's an eye opener and the most, is life changing. on business and in life. I am definitely willing to read/listing to more books like this one.
Great book. Nice and concise, no fluff, just a compelling story that keeps the attention and teaches great lessons. It's one to listen to over and over.
I wish this was required reading for every kid in high school! The easy manner of the story telling allows the reader or listener to easily understand and absorb the concepts. The narrator was lovely to listen to and I know I will be recommending and re-listening to this book often.
story whether it be fictional or non-fictional has opened my eyes and inspired me in a way to motivate myself and Propel my business life and in my personal life. I simply love the way they narrated this book and I love the story behind it it hits home and it makes a lot of sense this is a great way to get people involved with giving more and stop focusing on receiving.
Great leaders told great simple stories to communicate principles for successful lives businesses or marriages. This is one of those book.
Respectfully Bill Steinwedell
I have not finished reading a book since I was about 10 years old. I will be listening to this again and will buy a physical copy to give my daughter also. the narrator was great as well ...very clear and made it seem as though he actually was these different characters. lol I was even nodding and making facial expressions as if I was each character as they came up in the story ❤
I loved every moment of it, the first book to basically listen non-stop because I was so into the book. and probably the first audible I will listen to twice.
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