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The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition

Written by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
Narrated by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
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Publisher's Summary

"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 best seller 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 and listeners 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, a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.

©2015 Bob Burg and John David Mann (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

What the critics say

"This modern-day business parable, a quick read in the spirit of The Greatest Salesman in the World and The One Minute Manager, should do well with eager corporate-ladder climbers.... Over the course of five days, a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker, and the mysterious 'Connector' teach Joe about the laws of value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity - concepts that make more immediate sense in this fictional context than they would in a formal business book." (Publishers Weekly)

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Quick and meaningful read or listen

The format is in a continous single story line, which makes it easy to follow. It breakdown everything and repeat the main concepts to take away making it easy to take notes.

Basically it’s a book on how Altruism can help you be a better person and business person. Opposite to the dog eat dog philosophy of the current business world. It’s a breath of fresh air.

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incredible book

Absolutely loved this book. I have read it multiple times getting something new out of it each time.

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Excellence

the story unfolds in a gripping way, and it really makes you think. Applying all that is learned seems to come to mind naturally after this read.

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Loved this book a lot

Had many epiphanies along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories and anecdotes and felt like I was watching ‘Suits’ again as the student becomes the master.

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I was given this book to read and it is a Great life lesson book.

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An Amazing concept!

Really enjoyed this listen and looking forward to putting these principles into my daily life.

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very interesting how they applied it all.

love the storytelling. was compelling and made me want to know what happened next. I want to try all those things too now!

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Best book out there!

Everyone needs to read this book! Period. Definitely has the potential to change your life.

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I see why this book comes highly recommended!

This book lives up to the hype. I am truly inspired and want to live a life that exemplifies everything laid out in this book. I truly believe these principles have shaped the success of many lives and its about time mine is one of them!

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profoundly simple awesomely inspiring

okay so I'm a big fan of a parable. this one is no exception. these 5 laws while simple are not easy and some might try and fight it. those who don't and want to live by then. they are the kind of people I want to be around.

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