The Go-Giver | Bob Burg | Book Review

Title: The Go-Giver: A little story about a powerful business idea
Author: Bob Burg and John David Mann
Genre: Nonfiction
Pages: 133
GR Rating: 4.36
First Published: Dec 2007
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

My Thoughts

If you want to be successful, you need to be a go-getter. That’s conventional wisdom that this book tries to debunk. Go giver is a book that goes against mainstream thoughts and talks about how giving helps you succeed more than taking.

The book shares its values through a story similar to how content and the core values were conveyed in books like Who moved my cheese and Richest Man in Babylon.

Even though I had read Give and Take by Adam Grant earlier, this book felt like a good summary of it. The chapters were short, it cuts through directly to the point and makes one feel the impact while Give and take indulges into research and talks about the reasons things happen when you give, match or take.

The reading experience was simple and fluid. The language was the same as people would generally talk. That helped in keeping my attention and bring me back to the book!

What I really liked about the book: I really liked the ingenuity of bringing such complex and unconventional thoughts and ideas in such a simple format! The fact that it reads as fiction gives it more brownie points.

What I didn’t like about the book: The story made the book interesting but wasn’t quite relatable. The story had multiple clichés, events that are too good to be true. It is a fictional story, but it feels off when it’s trying to deliver read world teachings.

My Recommendation

Go giver is a book I’d recommend to anyone. It is a super short read. It delivers the content meaningfully. It has a lot of value per page!

If you liked this, You may like: Who moved all the Cheese?, Richest Man in Babylon, Give and Take

I Would Rate it:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

And, here is a song for you.

With that,
More Power to you!


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