This is the international bestseller with a radically simple message. "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. One day, desperate to land a big deal at the end of a bad ...Read MoreThis is the international bestseller with a radically simple message. "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. One day, desperate to land a big deal at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his 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 broker, and the 'Connector' who brought them all together. Pindar's friends share the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach Joe 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 - 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'.Read Less
great little book, wonderful lessons on how to make life work....let this change the way you operate in life
Mar 31, 2011
Great book!! I highly recommend this book. It is a quick read but a lot of information.
Jan 4, 2009
Become the change you want to see
I find the paraphrase of Ghandi's quote that I used in my headline the perfect summation of this book's intent. In the style of a parable, The Go-Giver tells how an ordinary man learns to be extraordinary by giving the best of what he has to offer in areas he had previously thought irrelevant or unimportant to his perceived goals. Showing the power of one person to empower others to excellence and fulfillment by choosing to come alongside another individual in focused contact over a short period of time and exposing him to life-altering truths, this entertaining and quick read has the potential to change the world by starting with the reader himself. Though pivotal to the book's focus, success is almost a secondary byproduct to the fullness of life possible through committed application of the lessons it contains. Don't miss reading this volume, and be prepared to find you will want to keep copies handy to share with many others.
Apr 13, 2008
Must Read - The Go-Giver
My husband first received a copy of the Go-Giver from his boss. He recommended it to me, then I recommended it to my boss. The whole company has read it already. In the spirit of giving, I have already given over 20 copies away, and I intend to give more away. The Go-Giver is a gem of a book, profiling successful people in all walks and stages of their lives and careers. It is easy reading, but very impactful... a great book to take on a long flight or to read during lunch breaks or airport layovers. Enjoy.
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