Book Review :: The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver Book Cover The Go-Giver
Bob Burg, John David Mann,
Business & Economics
Penguin UK
February 25, 2010

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.'


Kathy and I thoroughly enjoyed this short book about the best method to attract success in business and in life. It uses a simple but engaging story to introduce and discuss five laws: The Law of Value; The Law of Compensation; The Law of Influence; The Law of Authenticity; and The Law of Receptivity. The story walks you through the growth process of the main character through a series of meetings with his mentor, and the resulting events that unfold. The book is thoughtful and uplifting prozac medicine. It can change the whole way you look at business and personal interactions. We highly recommend the Audible version of this book.

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