Show 031: Dr. Adam Grant, Give & Take

April 27th, 2013

One of life’s great secrets is that those who succeed the most, are usually those who give the most. Author of Give and Take, professor Adam Grant, debunks the current mythology that equates giving with weakness and taking with strength with brilliant research studies that demonstrate that nice guys do actually finish first. Success it turns out is less about hard work and talent than it is in our ability to empathize, interact and help others. Don’t miss this refreshing view of how your generosity actually will generate a more elevated kind of equity in the world and listen to a master giver offer simple effective tips to add the five minute favor to your days. Don’t miss this show, it will open you up to new levels of happiness and greater success. Guaranteed.

JAdam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton. He has been recognized as Wharton’s single-highest-rated teacher, one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. He has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught and has presented for leaders at organizations such as Google, the NFL, Merck, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, IBM, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. He has appeared on CNN and CBC, and designed several experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $175,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills.

Adam’s research has been featured in multiple bestselling books and hundreds of media outlets, including theToday Show and in the New York Times magazine cover story, “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?” In 2011, he won the triple crown of prestigious scholarly achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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