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The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea [Hardcover]

By Bob Burg (Author) & John David Mann (Author)
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A business parable in the tradition of The One Minute Manager explains how to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment by prioritizing the needs of others, in an inspirational tale that introduces a young protagonist to five business principles as imparted by a series of mysterious teachers.

Publishers Description
An engaging book that brings new relevance to the old proverb "Give and you shall receive"
"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. And so one day, 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 simply 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 share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to 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 heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb "Give and you shall receive."

Awards and Recognitions
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Axiom Business Book Awards - 2009 Gold Medal Winner - Business Fable category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Booklist - 12/01/2007 page 11
  • Library Journal - 12/24/2007

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Portfolio Hardcover
Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2008
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  18
ISBN  159184200X  
ISBN13  9781591842002  

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More About Bob Burg & John David Mann

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! BOB BURG is a highly sought-after conference speaker who teaches the principles at the core of The Go-Giver to audiences worldwide. A former top sales professional, he is also the author of Endless Referrals and Adversaries into Allies. He was named by the Amer-ican Management Association as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business for 2014.

JOHN DAVID MANN is an entrepreneur and award-winning coauthor whose titles include the New York Times bestsellers Flash Foresight and The Red Circle and the national bestsellers Among Heroes and The Slight Edge. His Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as Best Leadership Book of 2011.

Both authors also collaborated on Go-Givers Sell More and The Go-Giver Leader. Visit

Bob Burg currently resides in Jupiter, in the state of Florida.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Go-Giver?

Giving your way to wealth is more than just giving  Nov 22, 2008
Not only is this a powerful business idea - it's a powerful story that will impact your success in EVERY aspect of your life and business IF you apply the laws. Because as Pindar, the mentor in the story, tells the young, frustrated go-getter, Joe "it's not about the seeing, it's about the doing." And he shares his "Trade Secret" 5 laws, the doing of which put Joe (and anyone else who follows them) on a path to stratospheric success that he could never have even imagined when he first sought to meet the man who became his mentor. The first 2 laws are the basis for every business fortune created under the free enterprise system and laws 3,4 and 5 are the mindset that allows us to create that wealth in a way that benefits our world and others around us, builds relationships with people who will gladly aide us in creating our success and allows us to attain riches, both of the tangible and intangible variety. Whether you own a business, work for a business or just want to add value to the world and benefit from it, this is a must read and a must do.
Good uplifting read  Nov 12, 2008
I enjoyed reading this book. Just enough substance and not a lot of "dragging on". If you follow a diet of positive reading, this is a good one for the collection, but not the only one.
One of the best books for business ever written!   Nov 9, 2008
This little book holds the key to everything you have ever wanted to accomplish in your life. The Five Laws of Stratospheric Succes are simple yet, like a diamond, so replete with facets as to render the book new each time you read it. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to attract a mentor, or understand what it takes to create true significants in life. Learn to enjoy the coffee and the ability to find world changing opportuities where other just see an Italian resturant and a room full of pipe cleaners and modeling clay. Like a good meal and a fine cigar, this book will leave you satisfied, and looking forward to the next opportunity to enjoy the experience.
A Powerful Life Lesson...  Nov 5, 2008
If you are reading this review and/or considering buying this book, you have probably read your share of business and self-help books. The Go-Giver takes the essential components of all of the major books out there and distills them down into an easy to digest parable. After reading and implementing the principles of the Go-Giver, I have, in fact, received an increase in referrals and created deeper, more meaningful relationships with friends and colleagues. If you need a refresher on how and why to serve others better, pick up this book.
Great Story and practical knowledge for business in today's world  Nov 2, 2008
The Go-Giver is a great story loaded with fantastic business concepts and practical, easy-to-apply advice for business as well as personal relationships. Just what we need in today's world, when authenticity seems to be lacking. A success story we can all learn from and apply in our business relationships as well as in our personal lives. Can't say enough great things about the Go-Giver! Terrific!

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