Give and Take

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Give and Take

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

By Adam Grant

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143124986, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Description
A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, by the author of "Originals: "How Non-Conformists Move the World""
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In "Give and Take," Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton's highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, "Give and Take" opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.


About the Author
Adam Grantis Wharton s top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR s most influential international thinkers, "BusinessWeek" s favorite professor, one of the world s forty best business professors under forty. Grant was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties and has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught. His first book, "Give and Take, "was a"New York Times"bestseller translated into twenty-seven languages and named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the"Financial Times," and the"Wall Street Journal" as well as one of Oprah s riveting reads, "Fortune "s must-read business books, "Harvard Business Review "s ideas that shaped management, and the"Washington Post "s""books every leader should read. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for the"New York Times"and was profiled in a cover story by its magazine. Author of the"New York Times"bestseller"Originals, "Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard College. "From the Hardcover edition.""