“As brilliant as it is wise, this is not just a book—it’s a new and shining worldview.” —Susan Cain, author of Quiet

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, translated into 30 languages​

Named one of the best books of the year by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads, Fortune’s must-read business books, Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post’s books every leader should read.

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Using his own pioneering research as Wharton’s top-rated professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America’s best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron’s demise four years before the company collapsed–without ever looking at a single number

“Look at the work of Adam Grant… he has the data to show that giving works.”

John Legend

Grammy-winning singer

“Give and Take is a pleasure to read, extraordinarily informative, and will likely become one of the classic books on workplace leadership and management. It has changed the way I see my personal and professional relationships.”

Jeff Ashby

NASA Space Shuttle Commander

“Give and Take is like a fundamental outline as to how to be successful. . . . Highly recommended read.”

Ashton Kutcher

Actor, director, and investor

“Give and Take is a truly exhilarating book– the rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works and keep your brain firing for weeks after you’ve turned the last page.”

Daniel Pink

Author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“As brilliant as it is wise, this is not just a book—it’s a new and shining worldview.”

Susan Cain

Author of Quiet