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Publisher's Summary

"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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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it's an eye opener.

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.

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Wow

I think this little book may have just changed my life in one afternoon of reading! Loved it! Already started implementing it!

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Great Book!

Finished the book. Exposed some of the mindsets I need to change, great valuable information. Good investment.

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Must read for everyone

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.

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Great book

Great advice! I highly recommend. It offers clear advice that can be used in the business world and at home.

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Very inspired....

Thank you very much for this book. I will definitely implement this in both my personal and professional career.

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Excellent parable

I will be sharing this book with my family, colleagues, co-workers and friends. Book 1 of our business book club was an excellent choice. Thank you Alex for selecting it.

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A worth read for today's Entrepreneurial mindset

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes definitely, even if you are not interested in Entrepreneurial thinking, the books provides you an awesome fictional story which is based on true stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe. As story grew, Joe emerged as a Go-Giver, would love to become one.

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

They were able to present a Entrepreneurial thinking as some fascinating story like you are watching some fiction film. I have never found such a book in market.

If you could take any character from The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition out to dinner, who would it be and why?

That would be Joe. It is clear in the book that how Joe emerged as a Go-Giver, however, it is not clear how he become a successful Go-Giver and I believe it is beyond the scope of this book or may be any book.

Any additional comments?

We should promote this book to business schools and I believe the authors and readers are already doing that. I am for sure doing it now.

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Great story! Quick read! Highly recommend!

This story describes five characteristics of the go giver and why they are important to you. I highly recommend this quick "read "

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Loved this!

Such simple but deep wisdom told in a great story. Am on my 4th time listening and shared with countless others. Thank you!