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Book Review : The Go – Giver

Recently, I read ‘The Go – Giver‘ by Bob Burg and John David Mann. As suggested by the cover, it is a little story about a powerful business idea. And what is that powerful business idea?

Giving !

Yes. Giving. Give more to receive more. Add more value to get more money. Add value faster to get value faster.

The authors present this central concept through protagonist Joe’s story. The parable is simple and the characters and story is predictable. However, it lives a good impression and sets you thinking. Hmm. This is special!

The book is a good collection of the classical ideas. These principles are presented in form of The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.

1. The Law of Value:
Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

2. The Law of Compensation:
Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.

3. The Law of Influence
Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.

4. The Law of Authenticity
The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.

5. The Law of Receptivity
The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

The book also covers The Law of Attraction (The Secret is the best adaption) and the ‘Survive-Save-Serve’ Concept.

I agree to the ‘The Go-Giver’ snapshot of the book
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.”

If you want to read a short, quick and easy going inspirational book in simple English, try ‘The Go – Giver’.

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1. Justin McHenry’s Review on Zen Personal Finance

2. Squidoo Business on The Go-Giver

3. Simon Barret’s Review