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Author: Bob Burg, John David Mann, John Mann Narrator: Bob Burg, John Mann, John David Mann Publisher: Gildan Media Audio Length: Series:The Go-Givers Series Release Date: November 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469063584

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“Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.” 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. 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 teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him 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 classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.” Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term “go-giver” has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities. This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, together with a foreword by Arianna Huffington, a new intro­duction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.

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  • “The Go-Giver has created such a buzz CEOs are buying it in bulk for their entire organizations.”

    - Huffington Post
  • “A quick read in the spirit of The Greatest Salesman in the World and The One Minute Manager. Burg and Mann write with a simple, informal style that offers a working-person’s interpretation of the old adage ‘give and you shall receive.’”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’…Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point.”

    - Booklist

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Essential reading for personal development. I cold not drop the book until I finished it "

    - Mario, 9/20/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Karen, 2/12/2014
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    " 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. "

    - Sylvia, 1/17/2014
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    " 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. "

    - Patrick, 1/12/2014
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    " 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. "

    - Khaled, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Wade, 12/19/2013
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    " Inspiring and definitely one of my new favorites. Everyone needs to read it. "

    - Kennon, 11/14/2013
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    " Nice story, quickly read, inspiring idea. "

    - Kasper, 10/18/2013
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    " 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! "

    - Laura, 9/29/2013
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    " 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. "

    - Jason, 9/11/2013
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    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a great story with a good message. "

    - Tony, 9/8/2013
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    " I really loved this book. Full of great business and life lessons. "

    - Ryan, 7/23/2013
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    " 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. "

    - Becky, 6/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Maureen, 6/2/2013
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    " Great things come in small packages. This book is a fast and easy read but it packs a huge message. "

    - Bob, 5/10/2013
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    " 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. "

    - Joanne, 2/18/2013
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    " The intent is good - to persuade people that there is more benefit to giving than receiving. "

    - Peter, 2/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Laurie, 1/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Meg, 9/26/2012
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    " Women's Bible Study read. Excellent book about giving. "

    - Rhoda, 8/26/2012
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    " 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. "

    - Julie, 1/13/2012
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    " This will probably be my Christmas gift to my girlfriends. "

    - Janet, 11/14/2011
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    " Looked and sounded interesting...we'll see. Good book, good information that I think would work in most situations. "

    - Becky, 11/12/2011
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    " Great book, quick read. All about business values. Not anything new, but a very entertaining an memorable delivery. "

    - Darlene, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Ann, 9/9/2011
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    " Good story and a really easy read with an important message behind it. "

    - Emma, 8/12/2011
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    " 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. "

    - Donna, 7/13/2011
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    " 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. "

    - Darus, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Gina, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - John, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Donna, 4/17/2011
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    " 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! "

    - Texaspurlgurl, 3/15/2011
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    " Powerful little book with a universal message! "

    - Quizmo, 2/26/2011
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    " A great, quick read that will change your perspective on how to approach all relationships to win-win. "

    - Sabkymom, 2/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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 "

    - Linda, 2/5/2011
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    " Awesome Book that should be made into a movie. "

    - Angela, 1/29/2011
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    " 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. "

    - Jason, 1/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Brian, 1/17/2011
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    " This is an Awesome-Powerful book for everyone. "

    - Dorensa, 1/7/2011

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight and the international bestseller The Go-Giver.