You will relate with this book if you are (or if you know) a person who does for people without thinking much about yourself (himself/herself). Prof Grant has termed them as givers. The book is laded with examples from numerous fields such as business, startup, publishing, movies, legal, sports and many more.
Prof Grant will make sure you stay glued to this book until you finish it. His theories, backed up by research and woven into story-telling is something that will not only make the reading simple and fun but also will teach you a lot in its unique way. The book wonderfully argues why givers tend to be at the top of success ladder and the theories (backed by real-life examples) that are mentioned make sense and can be applied in life. Givers tend to create large network of friends and acquaintances because of their giving attitude and that benefits them in one way or the other in long term. He has also highlighted how not to become a doormat while you are constantly giving and that is something that everyone will be willing to understand.
Also, the book has a lot of interesting things that are happening in the world such as Kiva and many others which make the book even more addictive. The book is written in very simple English so that everyone can read it. The research that must have been done for this book is commendable. You will fall in love with Prof Grant and his ideas even if you havent met him.
Give and Take reads like any Malcolm Gladwell’s and should be read by everyone from all walks of life.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
About the Reviewer:
Vipul Murarka likes to learn something new every time he picks up a book. He has done BSc (Hons) in Plant Biotechnology from University of Nottingham after which he has done MBA in Marketing from School Of Inspired Leadership. Right now he resides in Myanmar doing business in agriculture.