Review: "Give and Take" | rstdpp.orgAdam Grant shows why he has quickly become one of the top minds in business and psychology. In this book, Grant explores whether "nice guys" truly do finish last. He shares stories of high-powered corporate attorneys, insurance sales representatives, teachers, and others who have built a lifestyle through giving. The stories are compelling, the data is surprising, and the conclusions are inspiring. I just finished reading this book a second time, and I'll definitely re-read it again soon. Sign up for my free email newsletter to receive book recommendations, articles, and inspiring quotes every month!
Review: “Give and Take”
And my stance for this ideology has ever since persuaded me to believe that the acts of sharing, helping and collaborating with others would lead to personal and general satisfaction. However, the image that the business world, the field which I have chosen to pursue my career in, has created for itself is highly divergent from these beliefs. In fact, when we glance up at the horizon of successful people, we notice intimidating and self-centred individuals delivering powerful speeches on their achievements and ambitious attributes. But, when it comes to completing successfully a business degree or demonstrating certain skills during a job interview, lots of emphasis is placed on altruist behaviour. Therefore, when I was presented with the opportunity of reading and reviewing a new business book, I chose to set apart from the conventional autobiographies of the modern business leaders and explore a realistic and in-depth researched overview of the factors that are retained vital in determining the prosperity of individuals in business activities.
Pay it forward—the idea to give and create value before you expect to be compensated for your work—is a central premise of modern marketing. Another human relations idea is to invest in the trust bank: Do good now, continue to do good over time, and eventually your virtue will be rewarded. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others' needs. Takers believe that the world is a competitive, dog-eat-dog place. By contrast, givers.
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