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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,541 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Burg Narrator: Bob Burg, John David Mann Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/12/2014

    " LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! If you are in direct sales. READ THIS NOW! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia Lima | 1/17/2014

    " Easy and wonderful read. The Go-Giver is a business parable very much like the book Who Moved My Cheese. The Go-Giver highlights how human goodness is the core and key to success in life and business. It's not like this concept is new to us but it emphasizes how valuable and critical it is for society to get out of the "it's all about me/what's in it for me" mentality. The world would be so much better if more people heeded these simple and basic concepts. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 1/12/2014

    " This book is a quick read (one night for me). The story approach is interesting. Though not really a new concept to me, it does reinforce the idea. Freely giving is a huge key to success, not to mention happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khaled Alashmouny | 12/20/2013

    " One short comment: if you do not read this book you will miss a lot of the meaning in this life. You will laugh and cry with this great story. You will be surprised that "giving" empowers you much more than others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wade | 12/19/2013

    " Really good for what it is. Short, inspirational, informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennon Wolff | 11/14/2013

    " Inspiring and definitely one of my new favorites. Everyone needs to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasper | 10/18/2013

    " Nice story, quickly read, inspiring idea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 9/29/2013

    " Haven't enjoyed a 'business'/life coaching book this much since "who moved my cheese". Quick read with great reminders to give more than you get! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Kosarek | 9/11/2013

    " Great points with and well written story. Didnt much care for the walk into the sunset type ending but overall well worth the couple hours to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 9/8/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a great story with a good message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 7/23/2013

    " I really loved this book. Full of great business and life lessons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Gorga | 6/11/2013

    " This was a great read! It had a nice flow and was easy to get through. It had so many simple lessons, but they aren't ones we normally think about. And these lessons can be applied to every day living, not just business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Keene | 6/2/2013

    " Great principles but the parable is painfully cheesy. Painfully. The authors should have gotten a ghost writer to write the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/10/2013

    " Great things come in small packages. This book is a fast and easy read but it packs a huge message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 2/18/2013

    " Even thought it is gear towards a business audience, I still enjoyed it. It could also be called "the Christian way to do business-or anything" though it doesn't mention the Bible. Can be read in a sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Scholtens | 2/15/2013

    " The intent is good - to persuade people that there is more benefit to giving than receiving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Wall | 1/27/2013

    " Loved this book! It changed the way I think and act in business and everyday life! Thanks to my friend Scott Minke for recommending it. We read it with our team and refer back to it on almost a daily basis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 9/26/2012

    " Prez of my company made all employees read this. It's a nice moral, but very poorly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhoda | 8/26/2012

    " Women's Bible Study read. Excellent book about giving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Baylor | 1/13/2012

    " Short, sweet, and meaningful. Great morale to the story. The five laws are true, and yet how often we forget to live by them on a daily basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/14/2011

    " This will probably be my Christmas gift to my girlfriends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/12/2011

    " Looked and sounded interesting...we'll see. Good book, good information that I think would work in most situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Hull | 10/25/2011

    " Great book, quick read. All about business values. Not anything new, but a very entertaining an memorable delivery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Walter | 9/9/2011

    " I love to gift this book. It's a wonderful depiction of how to live a life well lived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 8/12/2011

    " Good story and a really easy read with an important message behind it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 7/13/2011

    " Told in the form of a parable the five laws are very good ideas that can be incorporated in all aspects of life. In all it is better to give than receive and you get what you give. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darus | 5/23/2011

    " Give, give, give. 50-50 is a losing proposition. . give 100% to their best interest! Be open to receive. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/27/2011

    " Great story. Stuff that anyone can apply if they are willing to shift from the me focus and truly desire to add value to and serve the other person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/20/2011

    " solid quick read... good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/17/2011

    " Told in the form of a parable the five laws are very good ideas that can be incorporated in all aspects of life. In all it is better to give than receive and you get what you give. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Texaspurlgurl | 3/15/2011

    " The part of this book that absolutely meant the most to me was where he sat for an entire evening and listened to his wife puzzle through some things she was dealing with. I knew exactly how he felt and how she felt having been on both sides of that equation before. I love books about generosity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quizmo | 2/26/2011

    " Powerful little book with a universal message! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabkymom | 2/13/2011

    " A great, quick read that will change your perspective on how to approach all relationships to win-win. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/5/2011

    " This book was such a joy to read. The concepts hit home with me and I hope to incorporate them into my business as well as my personal life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2011

    " Awesome Book that should be made into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/23/2011

    " Great points with and well written story. Didnt much care for the walk into the sunset type ending but overall well worth the couple hours to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/17/2011

    " After reading this short book I started to notice the practices discussed as I went about business. I highly recommend this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorensa | 1/7/2011

    " This is an Awesome-Powerful book for everyone. "

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About the Author
Author Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a highly sought-after conference speaker who teaches the principles at the core of The Go-Giver book 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 Amer­ican 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.