Give and Take Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

By: Adam Grant

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An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, "The Power of Habit," and "Quiet"
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed-without ever looking at a single number.
Praised by bestselling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin-as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Nike, and NASA-"Give and Take" highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

Title: Give and Take Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author Name: Adam Grant

Categories: Business, Self-Help,

Publisher: Viking: 2013

ISBN Number: 0670026557

ISBN Number 13: 9780670026555

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 17038

Description: Clean, tight and unmarked. Pages are smooth and bright with no folds or creases. MInor to moderate surface and edge wear to dust jacket, bumped corner. Fast Amazon shipping with deliver tracking and no-hassle returns - satisfaction guaranteed! ; 9.099999990718 X 6.199999993676 X 1.199999998776 inches; 320 pages