Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

by Adam Grant


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.

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  • Understand why our interactions are rooted in giving, taking and matching behaviors.
  • Learn what type of giving pushes us to the top and why other forms of giving plummet us to the bottom of the success ladder.
  • Discover why the stereotypes we have surrounding achievement and giving are missing the mark.
  • Explore startling research and illustrative case stories about the unique behavior of successful givers.


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About the Author

Adam Grant is the youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher at The Wharton School. His consulting and speaking clients include Google, the NFL, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Pixar, Facebook, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He has been honored as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, one of the world’s top forty business professors under forty, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science writers. He holds a PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and a BA from Harvard University and is a former record-setting advertising director, junior Olympic springboard diver, and professional magician. Visit

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