“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. Desperate 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 his many 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 real estate broker, and the “Connector” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him 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 returns.
Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.”
Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term “go-giver” has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.
This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, together with a foreword by Arianna Huffington, a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.
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Philosophy of Genuine Success, thru Story
I read this expecting a more straightforward self-help book with maybe the occasional anecdote here and there. Instead it was a short story in which the Laws of Genuine Success if you will, were told thru a week's journey in the life of a guy named Joe. His week of course spent learning these laws/philosophies himself, and applying them where ever possible the same day he learns a new one. Overall it's a really easy read, and I believe for the most part these are universal truths that may not guarantee vast riches for those who learn them, but rather help you change the way success is defined and reorient your mind in a manner that's much more likely to lead to a form of success built off relationships and serving others - rather than the often lonely form financial success in which gain is gotten by treating others as a commodity to be used and disposed of if needed.
A true secret to life!
This book is something that we all know instinctually, but living the "real world" dulls our true essence of this. You can gain something from this book without even being into business. The life lessons it teaches are something that stick with you forever regardless of the situation.
I love books that are based on mastery. Gold!!!