Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

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by Bob Burg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159184200X

ISBN-13: 2901591842001

Pub. Date: 12/27/2007

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

A new edition with expanded content is available now, “The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

An engaging book that brings new relevance to the old proverb “Give and you shall receive”

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for

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A new edition with expanded content is available now, “The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

An engaging book that brings new relevance to the old proverb “Give and you shall receive”

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of “go-givers:” a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the “Connector,” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.

Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns.

Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.”

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ISBN-13:
2901591842001
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144

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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
TC206 More than 1 year ago
Great story with a great lesson(s) to be learned. You can apply the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success not just to your business life but to your personal life as well. Read it and you won't be disappointed. It's a short read. I couldn't put it down and read it in just one night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great little read, The Go-Giver is a guide to how to truly be successful in any business by first lending support, expertise, information and connections to others. A must-read for anyone new to the workforce, returning to work, new to a management position or anyone just looking to renew their faith in the business world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this book though the message was powerful. It is a valuable book in reminding us what is most important in life and that being successful in business is a lot more than making money. I would recommend this book highly and have given many copies to friends and clients. enjoy.
Chelle_OConnell_AskChelle More than 1 year ago
Bob hit the nail on the head! I's about what we "give" in life, not what we "get". Like "Who Moved My Cheese", it teaches principles by telling a story. It is the story of a salesman who is a "Go-Getter" and learns to be a "Go-Giver". I also attended one of Bob's seminars and purchased his "Endless Referrals" CD series. He has a lot of wisdom to share. I have put his principles to work with great results. I have given his book to a number of people as gifts, and it makes a wonderful present.
BlockM More than 1 year ago
I liked the book and found the message appropriate. The law about "giving more than you take in payment" is absolute for anyone in nearly any profession. If you value what you give more than what you receive you have gone a long way in being successful. The really good books in my library stick with me. While I liked the book, the message seemed to leave me a week or so after I read the book. Do really absorb this book I would recommend a highlighter and occassional revisiting. It's a good message, but I need to remind myself of it. It does not change me immediately like some other books have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quick read size with a big book message! We can all recite a version of the 'Laws of Stratospheric Success,' but these characters show us how to achieve this type of success ... with honor, ethics and ... giving. These lessons are so natural, everyone should be a Go-Giver! This is a book that will have a place in everyone's heart for years to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is ingeniously neat, concise and satisfying as the dictionary discribes elegant. I was moved to realize that everything we give adds to our value in the world. The story is so wonderful I just couldn'd put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 'quick read' little book is very good and should be on the must read list for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many books out there that can move you, and this one certainly ranks up there with the best. This short, quick read, is jam packed with extremely valuable and more importantly USABLE ideas gently woven into an engaging parable that will leave any reader wanting more. When I finished, I had renewed vigor for what i will be doing with my business 'and personal' life in the coming year and beyond. The message here is simple, but timeless. I encourage ANYONE who is interested in bettering themselves or helping the journey of others to do the same to pick up this book...I just wish it was longer, and I mean that!
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Awesome book! 5 Easy Principles to live by. Great Book
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jimpower64 More than 1 year ago
The Go-Giver is a neat little parable on the joy of giving and how it can enrich our lives. It doesn't overstay its welcome. If anything this book is the reminder we need to give often.
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