'Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.'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, desparate 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 ...
'Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.'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, desparate 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 many devotees sinply as the Chairman. Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of successful 'go-givers' who 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 results.This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Arianna Huffington; a new preface; a Q&A addressing some of the many questions about the book the author has received from fans and a reader's guide.'Most people don't have the guts to buy this book, never mind the will to follow through and actually use it. But you do. And I'm certain that you'll be glad you did' Seth Godin'This terrific book wonderfully illuminates [the] principles of contribution, abunance, service and success' Stephen Covey'Not since Who Moved My Cheese? have I enjoyed a parable as much as this. You owe it to yourself to read The Go-Giver and share its message with those who matter most to you' David Bach, New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionarie
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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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