The Go-Giver

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The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
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Hardcover edition
Author Bob Burg
John D. Mann
Language English
Subject Business
Genre Self-help
Publisher Portfolio
Publication date
December 27, 2007 (2007-12-27)
Media type Print
Pages 144 pp.
ISBN 978-1-59184-200-2
OCLC 144767865
650.1 22
LC Class HF5386 .B888 2007

The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea is a book written by Bob Burg and John D. Mann.[1][2] It is a story about the power of giving. The first edition was published on December 27, 2007 by Portfolio Hardcover.

Summary[edit]

The Go-Giver as the authors tell, revolves around the story of a young professional (Joe) who is striving for success. Joe is ambitious, however lately it seems like his hard work and efforts are not paying off in terms of results. Following a disappointing quarter—in terms of sales results—he inadvertently seeks the mentorship of The Chairman.[3]

Joe then embarks on a learning journey by meeting Go-Givers—friends of The Chairman. Through these interactions he learns of the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success:

  1. The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
  2. The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
  3. The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first.
  4. The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
  5. The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

Reception[edit]

The Go-Giver's fictional story got the attention of several prominent business managers, including reviewers at Business Week.[4] The book was #9 on the Businessweek Best Seller list.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.burg.com
  2. ^ http://www.johndavidmann.com/
  3. ^ "http://timesheetchronicles.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/on-the-go-giver/". The Timesheet Chronicles - Omar Halabieh.
  4. ^ Marshall Goldsmith (March 11, 2008). "What is a Go-Giver?", Businessweek. Retrieved on 22 October 2008.
  5. ^ "The Businessweek best seller list" (PDF). Retrieved on 22 October 2008.

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