Writing for Oregon Gear Up Principals, a site provided by the Gear Up Principals’ Leadership Program and Education Partnerships, Ron Williamson posted a piece entitled “Great Summer Reading” on July 20:
“Summer is a great time to rest and relax for the coming school year. I value the summer as an opportunity to catch up on my reading and I’d like to recommend some of my recent favorites to you.”
Ron included books by Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Collins and pollster John Zogby, and finally, The Go-Giver.
Eight Great Summer Vacation Career Books
Henry DeVries, the Jobs and Careers section editor of the San Diego News Network (SDNN) and the assistant dean of continuing education at UC San Diego Extension, posted his list of eight must-read books on July 28:
“Ah summertime, and the reading is easy. Summertime is vacation time, and vacation time is reading time. But nothing too heavy. So if you are getting ready to head to the beach or the cabin with a few books in your tote, here are eight great career reads to bring along.”
On this one, The Go-Giver was the first on the list.
Short Girl, Tall Order
Leah Gradl calls herself “a top-shelf kind of person: If something looks just a little out-of-reach, I’m going to find a way to get there. Personal, business, or life in general. I’m going to stretch until I reach my goals, even if it’s on my tippy-toes.”
This July, Leah started a wonderful series of short posts on her encounters with the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success.
“The Go-Giver’s 128-page story is about a struggling salesman who learns that the path to success is giving. Throughout the story, he’s mentored by a business Sherpa whose amazing net worth is eclipsed only by his easy-going demeanor.
“Think Bill Gates meets Frank Sinatra meets Gandhi.
“The Go-Giver’s gift comes in the form of Five Laws of Stratospheric Success. Each and every one of these laws struck a personal chord with me. So, Gentle Reader, stay tuned, and for the next 5 days, I’ll give you a Law of Stratospheric Success and glimpse into my experience with that law.”
Paradise Design and Photography
For Joshua and Jennifer Barut photography is not only a profession, it’s also a passion. Like Leah Gradl, Jen began a series of posts on The Go-Giver in July:
“I just finished reading The Go-Giver (by Bob Burg and John David Mann) and I am starting my journey of implementing it into my life and business. I was always taught it is better to give then receive, but I have gotten a whole new light on the subject.
“This book is an easy read and I recommend for everyone to read it. Doesn’t matter if you run a business, work for someone, or stay at home with your kids—you can implement it into any walk of life.
“I will do a post on the 5 laws so you can hear my point of view on it and please leave comments with thoughts all feed back is welcome.”
Automotive Digital Marketing
Brian Pasch, CEO of PCG Digital Marketing, writes for this “online community for car dealers, Internet sales managers and automotive marketing professionals.” In July he contributed a review of The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More:
“As I read the first book, The Go-Giver, I realized that I already practiced some of the recommendations in this book, but I still have much more to learn. My passion for writing and sharing ideas on this forum is one way in which I can give with the hope that members will receive measurable value.
“As a result of my willingness to share, online and at conferences, people have provided me with wonderful feedback and encouragement. Some have even made a commitment to help my business succeed. This has been hard for me to accept at times — and so I was challenged by the 5th Law.
“I have witnessed firsthand the power of following the recommendations in The Go-Giver.”
“What Goes Around Comes Around”
And finally, there was a fantastic interview with Bob in Research magazine, entitled “What goes around comes around.” One of the nicest (and best-written!) articles we’ve seen!