Friday, April 12, 2013

Nice Guys who Give and Take, Finish First..

The legendary Baseball player and coach Leo Durocher said that “nice guys finish last.” In our often cynical age, that’s become a kind of template for personal and corporate behavior. When someone acts differently, we consider that the anomaly

Today though, we are coming to understand that the opposite may be true. That altruistic behavior, quiet confidence and paying it forward, are not only good manners, it’s good business. Leading our understanding of this idea is Wharton Professor Adam Grant. He is the youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher at Wharton Business School, and the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.

My conversation with Adam Grant: