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Give and Take

Narrated by: Adam Sims
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Why givers - not takers or matchers - win big. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed Quiet or Thinking Fast and Slow.

The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

Give and Take presents the fascinating secrets to givers' success. The results are unequivocal: givers gain big. Jack Welch, Richard Branson, Jon Huntsman Sr. - all of them are givers. In a world in which so many takers, such as Bernard Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam, have ruined lives and reputations, this book will reassure listeners that the real power lies in becoming a giver. Since the vast majority of people aren't born givers, Grant not only presents the case for why givers win, he also offers their hidden strategies for winning.

©2018 Adam Grant (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Wonderful read

Great audio book to accompany your drive Highly recommended to start your 2020 with positivity

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The book that makes you want to give more!

No we don’t give only because we expect something in return! Giving is part of us because we are others! How giving is and should be at the core of our lives, communities and societies is presented with powerful stories, facts and research. It’s really a great book not only to know more about the mechanism of giving but also why it’s so important both for ourselves and our modern societies. From neuroscience to social consequences Adam Grant offers a precise view on giving - and some of the solutions (end of the book) for our uncertain times. When many turn towards tech and new ideas -the keys for a better future might be just in front of us- generosity, giving and altruism can, and always did change the world. The good news is that many young people naturally and genuinely adopt this perception and ideas. There is hope. Thank you Adam for bringing more light on such essential aspect of everybody’s life.

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great book

I really really enjoyed it, an eye opener for me and a great guide for a more productive society

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I was disappointed

Being in Australia I don’t relate to all the sports related examples - to be honest I stopped listening and actually just skipped to the next chapter. Some good stuff in there , but just over told in different ways throughout the book. Sorry Adam I hope it’s just me but I just couldn’t relate . All the best

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  • Muhammad Mohsin
  • 19-04-2020

revelation

I love Adam and his podcast. the book was important since I am in sales and often feel like takers are able to get away in the corporate world but it seems givers own the world

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-06-2019

Great listen

I got a whole new opening to topics that I recently had thoughts about. The book really is an eye opener and I would recommend it to anyone who would be willing to listen

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  • Mr
  • 28-12-2018

Good read

Very insightful and a good read for any career. The book challenges fixed ideas, with thorough scientific evidence to back up its statements.

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  • Sacha Khoh
  • 02-10-2018

INFP Leaders

This book provides guidance for developing the future leaders of organizations. As we move into the 4th industrial age, more empathy and grit is needed at all levels. hopefully traits that cannot be replaced so soon by AI.

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  • TPV
  • 16-06-2019

Honestly, this book changed my life!

I am a giver and enjoy doing so. However, I also fell into the same trap over and over again...overgiving to my own detriment, This book opened my eyes to how the successful givers different from the unsuccessful ones and truly has changed my life by changing my attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. I have recommended this book countless times now, especially when I see a reflection of myself in the other person. If you happen to be a taker, I also suggest that you read this book, as you will also have a different perspective after doing so...for the better! Watch Adam Grant's TED Talk by all means, although the answer to the problem lies in the book, so don't leave it there!

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  • Marek
  • 06-10-2019

The Greatest Book of all!

After countless burn downs, inside fights to help others or not , this was the eyes opening book with life changing advices!

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  • Fred
  • 05-07-2020

Uplifting

The narrator was excellent. The book is uplifting and should reach the inner core of the hardest cynic.

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  • Peter Lawless
  • 12-06-2020

Awe Inspiring - It gave me so much!

Brilliant book that has inspired my own Charitable idea, which I now now trying to get off the ground. Its a book I will keep referring to and will forever treasure - Thank you Adam

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-2020

Fantastic insights

Awesome book and would highly recommend for anybody interested in the psychology of people but also how that translates into the work place. Really powerful leadership insights and what is crucial to success in both life and work !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-2020

Inspiring!

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding themselves and the world better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2020

Life changing

Truly a life changing book can’t recommend highly enough. Have recommended to the people I care about interesting for anyone looking to understand themselves, others, relationships and transaction

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  • Parex
  • 22-11-2019

Great read! Highly recommended!!

If you're looking for tools towards improving your life and the world in whatever small way you can, then you need to read(listen) this book. I'll definitely be listening to it a few more times and implement what I have learned. Many thanks to those involved in the making of this book!

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  • Marc
  • 25-10-2019

Take this book and learn to give

The world is full of Givers, Takers, and Matchers. This captivating read will make you want to discover which type of person you are, and drive you to become something else. Which type? Read the book!

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  • Seb
  • 26-06-2019

Just awesome

Thank you to the mensch Laura Powers for recommending the work of Adam Grant. Well researched, well written, well read manifesto for changing ourselves and our communities through giving better.