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Give and Take

A Revolutionary Approach to Success
Grant, Adam M. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Give and Take


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Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success. He demonstrates how smart givers avoid becoming doormats, and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organisations and communities.
Authors: Grant, Adam M.
Title: Give and take
a revolutionary approach to success
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, c2013
Characteristics: 305 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Contents: Good returns: the dangers and rewards of giving more than you get
The peacock and the panda: how givers, takers and matchers build networks
The ripple effect: collaboration and the dynamics of giving and taking credit
Finding the diamond in the rough: the fact and fiction of recognizing potential
The power of powerless communication: how to be modest and influence people
The art of motivation maintenance: why some givers burn out but others are on fire
Chump change: overcoming the doormat effect
The scrooge shift: why a soccer team, a fingerprint and a name can tilt us in the other direction
Out of the shadows
Summary: Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success. He demonstrates how smart givers avoid becoming doormats, and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organisations and communities.
Awards & Distinctions: LJ Best Books 2013
ISBN: 0670026557
9780670026555
Branch Call Number: 158.2 GRANT
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Report This Sep 26, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Adam Grant presents an interesting hypothesis in this book. According to him people can essentially be divided into Takers, Matchers, and Givers according to their philosophy on life. Grant suggests that these styles play an important part in determining the success we achieve in life. The topic is quite tough but by giving lots of examples for his premises Grant makes it user friendly for the layperson. This book will motivate many readers to adopt a "giver"style and this in turn will "grow the pie."

Report This Jun 14, 2013
  • JLMason rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very insightful. A different way of looking at business relationships and this affects one's success. Definitely jives with my observations in the workplace. The examples were particularly interesting.

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