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Book Review: Give and Take

Book Review: Give and Take

Full Title: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, by Adam Grant

3 out of 5 stars | Read the summary on Goodreads

At the crux of this book is the idea that society (and American society in particular) values individualism over altruism. When we traditionally think about success, we focus on  individual qualities: hard work, talent, passion. Grant argues that rather than success being wholly dependent on oneself, it is increasingly reliant on others and how we interact with them.