Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (19:30 – 21:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Preston Auditorium & Online

Are giving persons more successful? For generations, focus was on the individual drivers of success (passion, hard work, talent, and luck) but in today’s reconfigured world, it is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Join us LIVE for a webcast on April 17th, 2014 for a discussion based on Adam's New York Times bestselling book, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.

This book changes our fundamental ideas about how to succeed. Grant’s research groups people into takers, matchers, or givers. Takers strive to get as much as possible from others; matchers aim to trade evenly; and givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. The author argues that although some givers get exploited, in most cases they achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries.

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Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Advisor, World Bank Group
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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
In this world of Egotism i.e. "I-Me-Myself-My organization-My Product and Services", one thing that is forgotten is GIVING and not advertising. In many Indian scripts it's mentioned that, 'what right hand donates even the left hand should not come to know'. Hence, the donations and giving and even CSR is not a big part of the Big Budgets of many individuals and organizations. None in corporate world agrees on the principle of 'the more you give, the more will come back to you'. It's not even part of many top Fortune listed companies, or if they have, they take more than they give, is for sure. Then, how would these entities be encouraged to Giving, to Helping others, and the Welfare of all? .....Kindly let's also know, what will be the role of World Bank in these activities?...Kindly let's also know whether you've touched these points in your book?
Frenny Jowi
How can one deal with colleagues who take advantage of on's spirit of giving? You may be transparent and honest towards them, but they repay with a bad attitude towards you.
Norma Nashed
There is no doubt the World Bank gives huge amounts of money to developing countries, knowing well that a big percentage does not go to the needy and poor people. I asked once of of the World Bank attorneys during a luncheon and he told me "We know that, but it is because of policies." But people set policies and policies should change if deemed necessary. Why does not the World Bank then give to smaller charities and non profits if they prove that 85-90% of their grants go directly to projects to help the people in need. I have a non profit and as president I don't even get a salary or benefits for the past 15 years. I gave all my retirement and savings also and do it willingly and cheerfully to save children and we contribute to six of the eight UNMDG. We work 99% with volunteers many of them from the UN Online Volunteers and we serve 4,000 children in 15 countries and work with trusted missionaries in the countries, people who give their lives to save others.
The detail data about the help for the poor in the world of the World Bank Group in the last five years,the changes of the policy ever since the new president,the group's program of helping people for China
Ryan V
United States
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses?
Naduthodi Musthafa
Why are the people of the world are more commercialised, ignoring mutual trust and co-operation for a common existence. viz.. if you want to get a treatment, the hospitals are commercialized to the extent the common people or the poor cannot even afford to have. Richer people are engaged to compete to make MORE of everything and ignoring the set of people who the vast majority are voiceless or homeless or under poverty. Why human competing for MORE and MORE, please make it point to address these Rich people to be fair and do something for the under privileged in the societies where they live. Now take the case of a Rich person he make all the illegal ways to amass money and on the other hand spending a bit for the poor what is the benefit.. He is screwing one end more and giving out less..? Still he become more rich and wants fame.....? Why?
Brought up in India, I have always been told to "give more than you receive...". I don't know about success, but I know giving leads you to more happiness... Any thoughts?
Dr. John E. Woods
United States
How does one present an innovative technology that could transform Sub Sahara subsistence farmers into profitable market farmers and lift them out of poverty? I have been frustrated in efforts to contact leaders who want to achieve end of poverty but are very difficult to present an idea for a solution?