Give and Take

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Adam Grant
Psychology



Synopsis

Learn about the power of giving and the impact it can have on your personal + professional success. “As Samuel Johnson purportedly wrote, ‘The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.’” “When Lincoln invited his rivals to join his cabinet, they had the chance to see firsthand how much he was willing to contribute for the sake of other people and his country. Several years before Lincoln became president, one of his rivals, Edwin Stanton, had rejected him as a co-counsel in a trial, calling him a “gawky, longarmed ape.” Yet after working with Lincoln, Stanton described him as “the most perfect ruler of men the world has ever seen.”

About the author

Adam M. Grant is an American author and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.