Summary of Adam M. Grant's Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

  • by Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by Ashley Nero
  • 0 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, 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 shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed - without ever looking at a single number.


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Customer Reviews

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ok, but too short

ok but too short for a decent book summary. (not sure why audible requires a review to be at least 20 words so typing more :)
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- Michael

Student reader??

I couldn't get through the first 20 minutes because of the reader.
She sounded like an 8th grade student reading a book report in front of the class.
The summary might have been written by that same 8th grade student.
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- Autumn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2016
  • Publisher: Ant Hive Media