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The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
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Feb 05, 2009

really liked it

A book very much in the vein of the E-Myth by Michael Gerber. An easy to read and short book that takes a narrative approach to getting its message across. This would certainly broaden its appeal but may leave some people wanting more 'meat', however in many cases the simplest solution is generally the best.

It provides five basic tenants that should become part of ones life whether in business or personal the same rules can be applied. It won't take you long to read this book and perhaps the way it goes about delivering its message through a story is not for everyone, yet I do think it is effective. I think that it is also one of those books that you can read a number of times through the ages and still get something from it.

The messages that it preaches are mostly common sense yet many in todays world would appear to have overlooked them and as such a book like this does provide a reality check in its simplicity. What you learn from this book is more about the high level way that you should be thinking about business and relationships, yet that leaves plenty of scope to fill the gaps with your own individual story. This, like the E-Myth by MIchael Gerber, is perhaps the real success of this book.

A recommended read but more about philosophy than specific business advice. That by no means that people shouldn't invest the time reading it as it certainly does a great job of getting its message across which few initiatives seem to do these days.

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Richard One of my favourite books. Very inspiring.

Robert Richard, yes is a nice easy read with a lot of meaning. Like many other good books like the E-Myth and the Art of War.

Quality not quantity.


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