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Oct 10, 2016

Bob Burg is one of my favorite authors and human beings of all time. He is generous with his time and his talent and has taught me so much as an informal mentor of mine for the last 15 or so years. 
 
His latest book is Go Giver Leadership (co-authored with John David Mann) and I think it is his best work yet. It's written in fable form, and shares the tenets of leadership of the leader I would want to work for. 
 
When I read the book, it actually made me cry, thinking of how wonderful it must be to work for a leader like the leader described in this book. 

A little about Bob Burg

Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his bookEndless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.

The Go-Giver, a The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, has sold over 500,000 copies. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the top 25 on 800ceoread’s Business Book Bestsellers List. It has been translated into 21 languages and is Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter, Florida.

 
Bob Burg - The Go Giver Leader

The 5 keys of a Go Giver Leader are:

1. Don’t get it backwards: don’t start thinking you’re the deal.
2. Great leadership is never about the leader.
3. Great leadership is about holding people up.
4. The best way to increase your influence is to give it away.
5. The more you give, the more you have.
 
But Bob and I don't just talk about this book. We talk about sales and leadership, laughter and life, and it's a terrific chat I enjoyed so much. 

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