Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
by Adam M. Grant
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.
Using his own pioneering research, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant provides success stories across all fields of work.
Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.
Articles, reviews, TED Talks, etc. related to the book Give and Take
1. About the author Adam Grant
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
2. Video trailer (Viking Books) Give and Take
Feb. 22, 2013 (6:37 min.)