Most reviews of The Go-Giver have been quite complimentary, but now and then we find one insisting that, while this all sounds very nice and everything, the real world just doesn’t work this way. For example, one reviewer wrote:
“Even the most credulous reader will have to supress a snicker at how quickly the karmic wheel turns in Joe’s favor, with what seems like remarkably little effort. Can it really be that simple? Generosity is well and good, but how many successful real-life businesspeople truly share the attitude of the (extremely fictional) Chairman.”
By “extremely fictional,” I guess the reviewer means, “not just made up, but really made up, in a way that could never, ever happen in real life.” Funny thing is, the Chairman is the least fictional character in the book: “Pindar” is a thinly disguised Bob Proctor—and Proctor in real life is every bit as amazing as Pindar on the page.
As to his question, “How many successful real-life businesspeople truly share Pindar’s attitude?”
Well, what does your experience say?