I have been re-reading Adam Grant’s “Give and Take” and each time I dive into a new chapter, I’m enjoying the insights and applications of his new view of people and workplaces. It’s truly a wonderful read.
Through complete serendipity, I have an extra copy to give away which I’d like to do at the end of March. How can you win it?
First of all – read the following from Adam Grant about the launch of the paperback version! If you don’t win the copy I’m giving away, you might want a copy anyhow…
Thank you very much for your support of Give and Take over the past year. On March 25, the paperback edition will debut. If you like the ideas (or me), it will mean a lot to me if you participate in any of the following ways:
1. Give autographed copies as gifts. To acknowledge the givers in your life, or deliver a subtle hint to the takers, click here to have me sign bookplates that you can stick in books.
2. Spread the word. Posts on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and [insert social media addiction here] announcing the paperback’s arrival will be much appreciated. In the spirit of giving, the opening chapter of the book is now available for free download.
3. Vote for a workplace of givers. I’m on a global search for the organizations where employees exemplify helpfulness. Winners will receive a giant box of Give and Take books and media attention. Nominate organizations and vote here.
4. Visit me on tour. I’m speaking at public events this spring in Atlanta, Denver, LA, Philly, NYC, and Washington DC. Here’s the schedule.
5. Sign up for my newsletter. To stay in the loop on my work, click here.
6. Contribute to a Give and Take discussion group. To start a live book club at your organization, email Marissa Solomon, and she’ll help you coordinate (firstname.lastname@example.org). For a virtual book club, join our new LinkedIn group.
7. Nominate the most selfish bastard you know for Takers Anonymous. Just kidding. A 12-step program for taker reform is tempting, but I’d rather focus on helping givers and matchers. That said, if you know people who are self-serving but unaware of it, feel free to share this:
Ten Signs That You Might Be a Taker
10. You look significantly hotter in your LinkedIn profile than in any other photo of you.
9. When a child is asked to draw a picture of you, it sometimes resembles a snake or a weasel.
8. At family dinners, you secretly enjoy grabbing the last cookie.
7. You brag about your SAT score, and you’re not even in school anymore.
6. You’re planning to plagiarize this email to announce your own book.
5. Your Facebook wall is dominated by selfies of you with important people.
4. When your children ask you to read them a story, your first instinct is to ask, “What have you done for me lately?”
3. After reading The Giving Tree, you thought the tree got what it deserved.
2. You’re convinced that most people are takers.
1. You go around telling people you’re a giver.
If you read this far, you must be in a giving mood… or in desperate need of an excuse to procrastinate. Either way, you have my gratitude.
Adam M. Grant, Ph.D.
Wharton professor and author of GIVE AND TAKE
Now, how can you win a copy of this amazing book? Simply write a comment on this blog post at http://www.lvsconsulting.com/blog. Or else “like” my page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LVSConsulting and write a comment there. Or else retweet something from my Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/LVSConsulting. Or hey, be creative! Just mention that you want in on this draw and you’ll be in!
Entries must be in by Mar 31, and I’ll let the winner know on April 1 – no fooling!
And yes, I’m keenly aware of the fact that this is more of a “matcher” strategy rather than a “giver” strategy, but hey – that’s how I roll today.
Thank you very much – and as always, let me know whatever I can do for you!