Author(s): Bob BurgDownload
Publish: Published December 27th 2007 by Portfolio (first published December 2007)
ISBN: ISBN 159184200X (ISBN13: 9781591842002)
A new edition with expanded content is available now, “The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea”
An engaging book that brings new relevance to the old proverb “Give and you shall receive”
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. And so one day, 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 share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him 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—ultimately 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.”
Some Reviews: 11,277 ratings 1,115 reviews in Goodreads.com
I knew that business provided service, but I’ve been distracted by financials. A friend recently asked me how much my business earned last year. Having just read this book, I replied, “A better question is, how many people did my business help last year?”
A friend suggested this read to help me build my business. This little volume and its five laws for business success, focusing on self, are exactly what I need to get my sales going. Nothing elaborate, just capitalize on what you already have going for you–yourself and an outward-focused attitude. Good read.
This is a very quick, to the point parable of the qualities that make a person exceptional at business. The story of a burned out salesman named Joe who meets Pandar, a superstar mentor. This is a business book that acts as a guide for all entrepreneurs who want to give back to the world and deliver an exceptional product.