The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea
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Channel Insider recently posted a slide show of 21 Must Read Books for Business Success. It was compiled by asking "successful solution providers what books have both inspired them and shaped their approach to making their businesses a success. " You can get detailed descriptions of the books by viewing the slide show, but the list itself, with links, below. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Portfolio publisher Adrian Zackheim posted a year in review from that house's perspective on Monday that stands out as a beacon of hope amidst all the publishing gloom of late. (As you all probably know, Portfolio is the publisher of The 100 Best. ) Adrian sums up 2008 as follows: Despite reduced store traffic through the year, Portfolio reported topline sales growth of 22% and gross margin growth of more than 50%. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The Jenkins Group announced their 2009 Axiom Business Book Award winners. Seventy seven books in all were recognized this year. Books like Tribes, The Knack, The Go-Giver, The Back of The Napkin and Predictably Irrational were selected in various categories. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Below are our 2008 Best Sellers (links open in new windows/tabs) 1. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything. . READ FULL DESCRIPTION
It's been another record year for us here at 800-CEO-READ. These are the books we moved the most in 2015. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Bob Burg and John David Mann played an interesting role in bringing our Special Projects Manager Michael Jantz to our company. Michael explains. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
These are the books that 800-CEO-READ moved the most of, and moved often, in 2016. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Thank you to everyone who helped bring 800-CEO-READ's 2017 Bestsellers to life. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Bob Burg and John David Mann's The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea quickly became a national bestseller. It's parable format told readers a great story that showed how giving could actually increase profits, rather than diminish them. More than that, it showed that those who don't give, actually struggled more, and were likely in a position to fail as opposed to those experiencing utmost success. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
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This year saw a big development in our monthly bestseller lists, as Inc. magazine decided to partner with us to spread the word about what books businesspeople are purchasing for themselves and their teams. Thus was born the Inc. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
In many situations, problems arise because we consider ourselves too much. We focus more on what we did or didn't get as opposed to what we contributed. The philosophy that one gets more by giving, was compellingly illustrated in Bob Burg and John David Mann's two books, The Go-Giver, and Go-Givers Sell More. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The books on our 2008 shortlist for the Fables & Parables Category are: The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann (Portfolio, January 2008) Putting another person's needs before yours is the main principle in this business parable. Burg and Mann offer five "laws" to follow in order to become a real "go-giver": Value, Compensation, Influence, Authenticity and Receptivity. Understanding how to be a go-giver may just be the best kept secret that everyone should know about in the business world. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Taking a look back at our bestsellers in 2018 has once again put me in a reflective state of mind. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Around this time of year, companies commonly slash prices to ease the cost of gift giving. While all of our books can be ordered in bulk at great discounts any time of year, there are certain books we offer at huge discounts at any quantity. But, we wondered, did anyone know these offers existed on our site? READ FULL DESCRIPTION
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, Portfolio, 112 pages, $19. 95, Hardcover, December 2007, ISBN 9781591842002 Bob Burg and John David Mann have written an interesting parable around the life of "Joe," a highly ambitious guy who comes to a dead end when he can't create the two things he needs to succeed: clout and leverage. In his pursuit of obtaining these things, he meets "Pindar," a smart, kind, and extremely wealthy man who seems to have everything Joe wants. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
Jennifer Santi has a book on the power of giving and finding happiness in it that is perfect for the season. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
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 sim-ply 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 bestseller 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 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, together with a foreword by Arianna Huffington, a new intro-duction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.