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Review of The Go-Giver

September 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The name of the book is a play on words.  We’ve all heard of a “Go Getter”, a person who aggressively goes out  to get what he or she wants.  Being a  “Go Getter” is considered a positive trait. The point of the book however is that giving or being a “Go Giver” is a better way to get more out of life.

The book is written in the style of a parable, similar to Who Moved My Cheese?, The One Minute Manager, or Fish!.  In this story a man meets a mentor who introduces him to other people who each teach him one  lesson. There are five lessons.  I won’t give them away but you can already figure from the name that point is you get more from giving and sharing than from putting your own interest first.

This was a fun read.   How fast I get through a book is an key indicator to me how good the book is.  If it is interesting and chock full of good information, then I am anxious to get back to it and read more.  I finished this in two days which must be a record for me.  I recommend this book.

Who should read this book?

There will be three types of people who read the book. The first type will love it because it reinforces what they already believe. That is where I fall. I know these principals to be true from my own experiences. The book is a reminder to use these concepts regularly. It is easy to get out of the habit of what we already know we should do. This book is an enjoyable reminder.

The second type is someone who is open minded but hasn’t yet learned or doesn’t yet fully understand these lessons.  If this is you, you have the most to gain from reading this book.  You will relate to the hero of the story as he learns and applies these lessons

The third type of person is the cynic who simply won’t believe this works. That’s OK, you don’t have to believe in it, for these truths to work in your life.  Sadly most cynics wont apply the lessons and they will never learn that it really does work. But if you are a hard core cynic, I challenge you to read this and apply it’s lessons.

Buy it here at a great price from Amazon The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Happy reading,

Ned

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