The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea, written by Bob Burg and John David Mann, is a short story that instills 5 laws of giving. Unlike other self help books that use historical narratives or a first person narrative, this book explains their five laws by uses simple characters. The story arch is simple enough to follow and the book isn't that long.
At a very young age, my mom taught me the art of giving. Not performance giving, but the authentic type, where you don't expect anything in return. The giving in which you want to give because you genuinely want to help others. I remember as soon as I could drive, I would volunteer my time to drive my friends home, drove my grandma, aunts, uncles to appointments, drove anyone who needed a ride. I never did it for anything in return but because it was instilled in my at a young age that helping others is valuable.
The book has reaffirmed the way that I live my life and how I conduct myself. There has been times where I felt that perhaps I gave too much. In hindsight, I'm starting to see the long term effects of the history of my giving, especially since I moved back to my old office building. As an 'ah ha' moment, I can certainly say that the laws that this book illustrates work and will work. It's about patience in the end and not doing it for the reward. The art of giving is a true form of honesty and authenticity. Don't give because you expect a return, if you do that, you're a matcher. Give because you want to help with no strings attached. For example, this blog is for me to help you discover new books, products, and restaurants. I have no ads on my blog except for affiliated Amazon links. Having said that, I don't expect you to use those links as there are places that could be cheaper. This blog is for me to express my creativity while creating value for you, the audience.
I'm not sure if this book can change the way people think if they're not a giver already but I do suggest you give it a try. It's 2 hours or less of your time and $14.00 but it could be potentially life changing.I'm rambling, but if you're interested in this book, you can find it using my amazon link http://amzn.to/2lmwUwH