Monday, June 3, 2013

Givers, Takers and Matchers.

The gentleman being interviewed in this video clip (from Wharton Business School's Knowledge@Wharton series) was featured on NPR yesterday. He was discussing his book and research on "givers, takers, and matchers." Really, really fascinating stuff that I'll be thinking about for a long time.

If you get a moment, check this out.

Take home point: Givers win more than takers and givers have bigger networks than matchers so tend to win more. Nice.

Happy Monday.

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  1. From the deck of the Poop,

    Absolutely powerful, I am ordering the book right now! Thanks Dr. KD


    1. Cool, Poopdeck! I'll borrow it when you finish. Ha!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I posted the video link on my FB page and plugged your blog. :-) Also took the test on his page and came up with Strong Giver (+50%), then a Matcher and a distant Taker (<20%).

    1. Thanks, D-Nice! My results were pretty much identical to yours! Some questions I knew the "giver" response but had to be honest. Sometimes I think it's smarter to match.

      The one with the boss's boss? That would be like me blowing off my Department Chair or Dean. I wouldn't tell my Dean no, I'm sorry. Ha ha ha.

  3. whi..where is the test?


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