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Apr 24, 2013

"There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world." --Oscar Hammerstein II

Givers vs. Takers: The Truth About Who Gets Ahead

"A colleague asks you for feedback on a report. A LinkedIn connection requests an introduction to one of your key contacts. A recent graduate would like an informational interview. New research from Wharton management professor Adam Grant reveals that how you respond to these requests may be a decisive indicator of where you will end up on the ladder of professional success. Grant recently spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about his findings, which are explored in his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. In this interview, he delineates the differences between givers, takers and matchers; explores who gets ahead -- and who falls behind, and reveals how we can identify our own style and adapt it for greater success."

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