BOOK REVIEW: The Go-Giver


The secret to success is….wait for it…..giving!  If you haven’t already read The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann, run to the nearest amazon link and grab your copy now!  I just finished it, and now have their Five Laws of Stratospheric Success hanging on my office wall.  Actually, I had these posted on my office wall before I even bought the book, but now that I’ve read it, it feels more legit.  😀
The book is a parable, so it’s a quick and fun read, about a flustered young account exec who is not going to make his numbers and loses a very big deal he calls The Big Kahuna.  The journey of his introductions to some very magical characters, each of whom teaches him one of the 5 laws below, is transformational.
Those of you who have read my book will recognize the concept of Giver’s Gain from my Nine Mindsets of Networking, and of course I’ve written a fair amount of blog posts on the value of authenticity as a leader and business person!  See why I love this book?
The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment. 
The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. 
The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first. 
The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

Comments (4)

Having read “The Go-Giver,” this is an excellent summary for a very powerful little book. Imagine a world, in which everyone practiced these 5 laws…
Happy Holidays!
Steve

You are so right, Steve! Let’s create that world with everything we do. I think the more people read the book and shift their mental scorecards in the direction of intentional giving, the problems of our global economy will be righted and the energy of abundance will be free to flow.

Hi Suzi —
Thanks so much for this wonderful review! What a delightful thing, to know that those five laws are sitting on your wall. I’ve been having a ball browsing through your posts, c.v. and other resources — it sounds like the Law of Authenticity was written with you in mind! Warm regards,
John

Great summary here, I found quite a bit information here, really sums up such a simple idea in life, and I’ve seen it work in so many ways!
Keep up the great work, poking around the blog now!
Happy Holidays!

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