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

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

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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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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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Inspiring!

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

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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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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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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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  • Muhammad Mohsin
  • 19-04-20

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
  • 26-06-19

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
  • 28-12-18

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
  • 02-10-18

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.