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
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
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
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.
The 5 keys of a Go Giver Leader are:
1. Don’t get it backwards: don’t start thinking you’re the
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
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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