Today in the widely-read financial blog TheStreet.com, Marc Kramer wrote a piece titled “10 Business Books to Get You Back on Track Again,” and the #4 book on the list was – you guessed it – The Go-Giver. Here’s what Marc wrote about the book:
You can read this entire book in one flight from Philadelphia to Miami. Most people think about how they can manipulate a person or situation to benefit them. The real key to success, according to the authors, which I entirely agree with, is helping others. A similar book to Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, which provides wisdom and insight on how to be more successful.
A few hours later, the prestigious business bookseller 800-CEO-Read posted a notice on their blog including The Go-Giver on their “short list” for their 2008 Business Book Awards in the Fables & Parables category. Here’s what they wrote:
Putting another person’s needs before yours is the main principle in this business parable. Burg and Mann offer five “laws” to follow in order to become a real “go-giver”: Value, Compensation, Influence, Authenticity and Receptivity. Understanding how to be a go-giver may just be the best kept secret that everyone should know about in the business world … and maybe even the whole world.
And finally, to round out the day, we learned that our little book showed up as a featured book on the Sarasota-based business book readers club DearReader.com, hosted by Suzanne Beecher.