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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach To Success, a new book by Adam Grant (the youngest tenured professor at Wharton), is about why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom.


Give and Take is about why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. For generations, we’ve assumed that excellence is achieved by people who are hardworking, talented, and lucky. This three-legged stool explains much of success, but it’s missing a fourth leg. In a rapidly changing world, our styles of interacting with other people are increasingly important drivers of success. Combining a decade of cutting-edge research with fascinating stories, the book opens up a fresh way of thinking about success and illuminates new choices people can make to achieve it.