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"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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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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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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Great Book!

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

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A Great Reminder

What made the experience of listening to The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition the most enjoyable?

The overall message John and Bob convey which is to always be of service and be open to receiving as much as giving.

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

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Have you listened to any of Bob Burg and John David Mann ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

Receive You Shall

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book if you are an entrepreneur or just someone who is looking to better their life, psych, and overall happiness.

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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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Beware: Associated with Amway Scam Pyramid

If you were recommended to read this book by someone calling themselves a mentor and you trust them enough to begin reading like I did, think about this first. Mental programming is real. This book could be considered that if you consider it was written by a multimillion dollar MLM company that sells Amway. Most of Amways profits come from not customers but sellers who buy their own products to get a mere 20% back. Is that really dream building when you would spend less anyway on a product of your choice?
I’m getting ahead of myself, this book is designed by the owners of Amway (Who likely employees a psychologist to write this) to make you think that you are the protagonist in the book. You are the person needing authority to change your broke existence into a wealthy future. Amway would be delighted to have you read this book and begin your sad existence as a tiny pawn at the bottom of their pyramid of desperate people just wanting to free themselves from wage slavery.
Please research Amway stories before you believe people who come up to you on the street.
They won’t even tell you the truth about their shady corporation until you spend hours and hours of your precious time on this waste.
Good luck. Don’t be a go giver to a company who doesn’t deserve your effort.

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Mindset changing

I’ve fully enjoyed ‘reading’ The Go Giver via Audible. It’s an easy read with a concept that is easy to comprehend and apply to my daily life, whether I’m at home or work. While this isn’t my first self-help book, I love how simple the concept is, without pages and pages of filler content. I highly recommend it to all who want to live their lives more fully and effectively.

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AMAZING!

This book is a masterpiece. 5 simple and powerful lessons that apply to business and life. Thank you!!!

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This came at a time when I really needed it...

I would say that I have been striving for success since I was a child. I came from very humble beginnings and while some may see me as successful because I made it from poor to middle class, I never quite reached the goals in life that I set for myself. I am highly educated, with plenty of credentials but i have never been happy or felt fulfilled. In recent years my life took a turn, and I decided that I was going for my dreams, but quickly it seemed that i was working extra hard but only running in place and in many cases falling behind the harder I worked. I also would say that I was practicing all the principles set forth in this parable, but listening to it today opened my eyes to the fact that my problem is my mindset and how I’m thinking as I am practicing these principles. I was so enthusiastic about this book that I listened to it all in one early morning. I plan to implement as many of the laws today as the opportunity presents, but with a different mindset. I know it will take sometime and some work but for me this is only the beginning. I recommend this book to anyone who is feeling hopeless in their efforts toward success in business. As Joe travels through his journey of discovering and understanding the five laws so shall you too, and as his eyes are opened so shall yours.