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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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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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good point that is well and truly made early.

Excellent point and advice within this book. however there are a lot of stories reiterating the same point.

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Too many American sport references

The ideas are good but the constant references to basketball in america in 1970 don’t resonate. It lacks broad international appeal.

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Great message, very repetitive

I appreciate the message he was trying to convey, and some of the information was genuinely interesting, but I feel like this book could've been condensed down to a single chapter, it was quite repetitive.

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Fantastic and practical

Really enjoyed this book. Will buy it in hard copy too. Insightful, research based and practical suggestions to increase giving.

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Insightful and inspiring

Love the stories and examples shared and appreciate how this is backed by research and data.
Practical examples of how to give inspires to do more and pay it forward.

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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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  • Gilligan Victor
  • 17-03-2021

Give and Take

Great message with fantastic insights. I respect the amount of research that has gone into the book.
I find it a bit long winded, in respect of the examples given and stories told.

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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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  • Colin Hendrie
  • 20-03-2021

Though provoking

A great book on a subject which everyone will benefit from having a better understanding of.

A book where taking away 1 or 2 key things will make a difference to your life, career and relationships.

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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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  • Maxine Lockington
  • 09-06-2021

thought provoking. inspirational

really appreciate the information contained in this book. I am inspired to examine my way of giving and taking. Well worth a read. thanks.

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  • ines huskic
  • 06-06-2021

A must read for responsible readers

A compelling roadmap to converting to a giving leadership style that will allign who you want to be with achieving professional and personal success! Loved it, starting another Adam Grant book immediately!

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  • Craig
  • 26-05-2021

Causation and correlation

The issue with Adam Grant's books, and this one I'm particular, is that he focuses heavily on a successful or famous person and then it feels he almost tries to squeeze his book title into the reason they are successful.
It often doesn't follow very well, as there isn't any scientific data to back it up and is based mostly on anecdotal stuff.
He lost me early on with this one and I didn't enjoy the book at all

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  • Gloria
  • 24-05-2021

Great book

Really good book. Didn’t like the continuous sporting analogy. But would definitely recommend. Worth buying definitely

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-2021

Refreshing and original

This book bought clarity and understanding of my own strenghts,weaknesses and frustrations. Full of uncanny insights, concrete examples and practical ideas. I am delighted to has discovered Give and Take and will be putting these new insights to work immediately.

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  • lukeclark
  • 27-04-2021

Brilliant

This book became a game-changer for me during a tough time in my career. Not because its basic premise was a revelation necessarily, but because it spoke to a divide that I had suspected was a fault-line through much of the world of work. Most significantly, it argued eloquently (and backed it up with research) that doing the right thing in business is ultimately also good for business,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2020

Insightful

Always good to be able to find a book that reward deeds of kindness. A insightful book.

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