"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.
This is an excellent book. The book is short but the principles described are very powerful for any walk of life. If everyone read understood the principles in this book, the world would be far better off.
I'm expanding my genre in books. I haven't been heavily into books in the past, this is changing rapidly. I enjoy hot & heavy mysteries.
It may seem a bit optimistic, it's a relief for me to know there is info out there encouraging givers, as givers can create some of the most influential leaders! I believe the world needs more genuine leaders.
Yes, I have already listened to it twice and have also sent it as a recommendation to others.
It was nice to have a change of pace by having both performing different parts of the book.
Give to get more in return. An age old adage but put into a modern context.
I really enjoyed this book and was surprised at my ignorance of it's existence until now. It has inspired me to reach out to find others that this book resonates with. I would love to find a local mastermind built around this simple philosophy and work to support others implementing it. We can all use this simple book to help focus on this important concept. It is too easy to get caught up in being the "go-getter" and miss the all important big picture of giving.
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