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The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition

A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
Written by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
Narrated by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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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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inspiring

loved it. very inspiring. I couldn't let it go until it was finished and still wanted more.

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The law of reciprocity

This book engulfs a philosophy I have followed my whole life. It also just makes sense! So if you believe in the kindness of strangers, this book is for you.

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Wonderful story!

I realized after a few chapter that I had already read it in French many years ago and I realize that this book had change my life in many ways and it will do a lot more now being where I am now!

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Exceptional 😎 A great premise and educational read for one and all LOVED IT !

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A book for all ages, never to late to start.

It was a book suggested by someone I just met.
Not what I expected at all and all I can say is THANKS.

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really enjoyed it

the fact that the principles taught in this book can be applied to any aspect of life is amazing.

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amazing I loved it

I loved this book. what a powerful and wonderful experience. I would recommend this book to anyone

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Truly Inspiring!

This was one of the most inspiring books I’ve listened to. It hit homer us on so many levels and points and great message on how to live your life. I listened to it twice the first week I had it. #Audible1

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This booked changed my business perspective!

After reading The Go Giver, I have a totally different perspective of business and approach my clients and staff with a different mindset. I have begun recommending this book to anybody who will listen and I will likely listen to it repeatedly! #Auduble1

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A must for anyone looking to get ahead

Some of the bust business advice available. This book has information that one needs to review on a regular basis!

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  • Enmanuel
  • 2016-02-05

it's an eye opener.

the book itself has a great story, great and interesting characters. but it's an eye opener and the most, is life changing. on business and in life. I am definitely willing to read/listing to more books like this one.

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  • Bill Busch
  • 2016-02-26

Wow

I think this little book may have just changed my life in one afternoon of reading! Loved it! Already started implementing it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-26

Great Idea w/ Great Insights

It’s an encouraging and empowering way to live one’s life—as a giver.

The concept is key for any organization seeking not just to be a group of go-getters but a group of decent and fulfilled human beings.

I thought it was great choice to deliver the ideas via story.

Anecdotal stuff is good, as people’s experience has value, but it would have been nice to get some stats or evidence at the end to support these 5 “laws”. Then again it’s a parable and not a book based on scientific research. Other books do that—like Daniel Coyle’s Culture Code or even Caroline Webb’s How to Have a Good Day.

All in all. It’s good, quick advice presented well in an easy digestible form via story.

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  • Paul H.
  • 2019-02-14

Truly a little blessing

Wonderful little gem that takes only a couple of hours to read, but will open your heart and your mind to the blessings that are already in your life that we often overlook!

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  • George Wilken
  • 2018-08-14

Great parable

The story was great, a beautiful reminder on how to be a good person. Think back to all the things you were taught as a kid by your mother. I will be sending copies to my daughters at college.

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  • Anthony
  • 2018-02-04

A Great Reminder

What made the experience of listening to The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition the most enjoyable?

The overall message John and Bob convey which is to always be of service and be open to receiving as much as giving.

What other book might you compare The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition to and why?

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Have you listened to any of Bob Burg and John David Mann ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Receive You Shall

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book if you are an entrepreneur or just someone who is looking to better their life, psych, and overall happiness.

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  • Gavin
  • 2016-02-14

Must read for everyone

Great book. Nice and concise, no fluff, just a compelling story that keeps the attention and teaches great lessons. It's one to listen to over and over.

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  • ARS
  • 2016-02-01

Great book

Great advice! I highly recommend. It offers clear advice that can be used in the business world and at home.

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  • CruzWritten
  • 2016-02-15

Great Book!

Finished the book. Exposed some of the mindsets I need to change, great valuable information. Good investment.

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  • Tacoya Williams
  • 2019-11-23

A must read

I loved this book! I feel inspired to give. Buying more from these authors!