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Give and Take : A Revolutionary Approach to Success - Adam Grant

Give and Take

A Revolutionary Approach to Success

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An innovative, paradigm-shifting book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet.

In his landmark book, Adam Grant illuminates how successful networking, negotiating, and leadership skills share an increasingly important factor the Giver reciprocity style, when exchanging value with others. Give and Take changes our fundamental understanding of why we succeed and offers a new paradigm for our relationships with colleagues, clients, and competitors. It demolishes the me-first worldview and shows that the best way to get to the top is to focus not on your solo journey but on bringing others with you.

Engaging, intriguing, and filled with surprising success stories from history to Hollywood, Give and Take presents an approach to work, team building, productivity, and profitability that is nothing short of revolutionary. We have been taught to think that people who give without expecting anything in return are at risk of burning out or being exploited, but the truth is that they are often the most successful people in any given field.

Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success; how smart givers avoid becoming doormats and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

About the Author

Adam Grant is an organisational psychologist and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton Business School. He has won numerous research and teaching awards, earned a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, and consulted and presented for organisations including Google, the NFL, IBM, Merck, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations and the US Army and Navy. He lives in Philadelphia.



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Revealing insight into behaviours


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  • Easy To Understand
  • Great Insights
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    Bought the book for work book club discussion regarding behaviours. There are accurate insights to behaviours and how to work with them. Helpful in understanding how you can be giver and succeed.

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    ISBN: 9780297868439
    ISBN-10: 0297868438
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 9th April 2013
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.42
    Edition Number: 1