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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    American business is supposed to be a tough, ultra-competitive a

    American business is supposed to be a tough, ultra-competitive arena where only the strong survive, and nice guys get trampled, right? According to this book, that is not totally true.

    This book looks at three different kinds of people. Takers claim as much value for themselves as possible. If, for instance, they are the CEO, they are the sort of person who has a full page picture of themselves in the company's annual report, where most other CEO's will have a much smaller picture in their annual report. Takers are very deferential to superiors, and very mean and inconsiderate to subordinates. They use words like I, me and mine, as if they single-handedly caused their company to have a profitable year.

    Matchers aim to trade value evenly, as if they want to keep their spiritual inbox and outbox equal. Givers contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

    The giving could involve something like arranging a business introduction, or mentoring a younger employee. There is a fine line between being a giver and a doormat; a giver must also make sure that their business duties are not being ignored. In the short term, takers may do better than givers, but, in the long term, a giver's networking, collaboration and leadership skills will come to the forefront. A giver uses words like we, us and ours.

    How can a person increase their giving capacity? Take a test to see just how much of a giver you really are. Start a reciprocity ring at work. A group of employees meet weekly to make requests of each other. The intention is that everyone do what they can to fulfill those requests. It may seem a bit silly, but someone in your circle may know someone who knows someone who can fulfill your request. Publicly recognize givers at work. If you would rather give on your own, start a Personal Generosity Experiment.

    This is a very thought-provoking book, which shows that nice people can finish first. The average CEO, or division head, could do a lot worse than read this book, and start to implement its recommendations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    This book really got me thinking. It's full of surprises and pra

    This book really got me thinking. It's full of surprises and practical insights for living a more successful and meaningful life!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Outstanding new ideas about work, relationships, achievement, me

    Outstanding new ideas about work, relationships, achievement, meaning, and happiness

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    A delightful read that challenged many of my most fundamental as

    A delightful read that challenged many of my most fundamental assumptions about success.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Best book I have read all year. Absolutely outstanding.

    Best book I have read all year. Absolutely outstanding.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Superb

    Superb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Inspiring and insightful.

    Inspiring and insightful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

     

     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    An eye-opening book, cleverly written, carefully researched.

    An eye-opening book, cleverly written, carefully researched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    A truly original and useful read.

    A truly original and useful read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    A page-turner. I could not put this book down.

    A page-turner. I could not put this book down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    This is a remarkable book that left me looking at the world in a

    This is a remarkable book that left me looking at the world in a new way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    I loved reading this book.

    I loved reading this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Phenomenal read.

    Phenomenal read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Exceptional.

    Exceptional.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    A fascinating and life-changing book.

    A fascinating and life-changing book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof

    "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof....always learning yet never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:5-7). "The foolishness of God is wiser than men" (1 Corinthians 1:25).

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    ???

    Can't give a review. My Nook died. Purchased a new Nook HD and have to wait til it gets here to transfer my books so I can read it.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    ....

    Really glad the sample of the book does not even go up to where the book begins!!!! Only shows reviews from random people like that helps..

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 11, 2013

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