Give and Take: Discuss 12/2

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success


Join along in the discussion about how these concepts inform our approach to giving to AAUW at our Facebook page, and discuss on December 2, 6:30PM MT, the book’s topics as they relate to AAUW at

Here’s the transcript of an 11-minute video summary of when giving optimizes success, a corporate summary, and a 4-week book reading guide:

Week 1:  Read Chapters 1-2, & assess your style at
Week 2: Read Chapters 3-4, and, optionally, fill out the Big Five personality scale,
Week 3: Read Chapters 5-7, and watch the brief summary of Daniel Pink’s ‘Drive’ on motivation, Share your thoughts on how AAUW might incorporate these ideas at starting on 11/23.
Week 4: Read Chapters 8-9, and the ten Actions for Impact. Jot down the top actions you’ll take. Find a discussion guide here.

Give and Take by Adam Grant highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. Reading this book together will allow us to unlock one approach to success that can transform not just individuals, but entire organizations. Profiled in this 2013 article, Adam Grant is a prolific academic publisher, though one who still engages face-to-face with students and is able to translate research into common sense advice for the rest of us.
Questions, or want to receive weekly reading reminders in November? Contact You can find a copy in a variety of formats at a library near you. Check out the Goodreads synopsis and follow our bookshelf.

About the author: Adam Grant is the Wharton Class of 1965 Professor of Management and Psychology. He has been the top-rated professor in the MBA program for the past four years, and has received the Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award for every course that he has taught at Wharton. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers, BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. Give and Take, a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 27 languages, has been named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah’s riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management.

Adam is a contributing writer for the New York Times, where his op-eds include “Raising a moral child”—which was shared online over 300,000 times—and “Madam C.E.O., get me a coffee” with Sheryl Sandberg. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.