Give and Take - Adam Grant

Give and Take

By Adam Grant

  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4
From 300 Ratings


A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Potential, Think Again, and Originals

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.


  • Inspirational

    By Shel-Shel05
    This book provides hope for individuals that a naturally gives that they can make it to the top without knocking others down, but can bring others along with them.
  • Self-bettering much read

    By James Ann Fung
  • Perfect

    By Adailton Nali Jr.
    Awesome book!!! I learned a lot from it.
  • How could you not rate 5 stars?

    By billdenk
    Amazing book. Love the clarity of givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Great confirmation for givers. For those that aren’t yet, it could be life changing (if they’re open to it).
  • Giving rather than getting

    By Arlo Burgos
    This book is about finding success by being a giver not a taker. Changed my perspective on a lot of things. I can tell you some stories on how I almost gave up on helping peopled and then I read this!
  • Greater detail in Mentor/Mentee reciprocity within exchange of value context interested me.

    By Hoppin Hank
    That might be another book. Great ideas...thought provoking.
  • Outstanding Read!

    By Run PBR
    Adam Grant combines great storytelling with scientific evidence that being a Giver can drive success and fulfillment. Each chapter makes you want to continue to read the one after. He also provides resources to put the principles of the book into action. One of the best books that I've read.
  • Valuable Insights

    By DrMcDougall
    Had the opportunity to hear Dr. Grant at a Knowledge@Wharton conference and what struck me by this unassuming person is his ability to connect to the audience without all the "bravado" you usually have take part-in-parcel with the presentation - none of that was present, as he communicated with audience as a friend, wanting them to achieve their successes through understanding, rather than understanding his success (and the experience is continued in "Give and Take") - overall, a worthwhile experience from the man, and his book....