Give and Take

give and take adam grantGive and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant, 4/5

This book explores the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of “givers” (both “otherish” and “selfless”) compared to “takers” and “matchers,” analyzing why givers are more likely to experience extremes of failure or success.  Grant illustrates his points with numerous interviews and psychological studies/experiments performed by himself and others, which he works skillfully into the text.  This isn’t one of those unsatisfying, modern self-help books that have little original thought and substance to contribute–Grant has something to offer and he doesn’t waste your time.

[Why I read it: So annoying: I can’t remember what put this book on my radar!]

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