These are my book notes on The Go-Giver by the authors Bob Burg and John David Mann.

Let’s dive in.


  • Title: The Go-Giver
  • Subtitle: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea
  • Authors: Bob Burg and John David Mann
  • Author’s website:
  • First published: 2007
  • Type: non fiction
  • Genre: self-help
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
- Bob Burg

Key Concepts & Ideas

The “5 Laws of Stratospheric Success”:

The Law Of Value

Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

The Law Of Compensation

Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.

The Law Of Influence

Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.

The Law Of Authenticity

The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.

The Law Of Receptivity

The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

What’s The Go-Giver Mentality?

You will be the most successful if you focus on serving others first and always think of the value you can provide for them.

Does That Mean I Should Forget About My Compensation (aka Money)?


Instead, in means:

  • stop complaining
  • stop “finding roadblocks”
  • stop negativity
  • stop looking for and coming up with “reasons why not”
  • develop new, valuable skills
  • surround yourself with successful people
  • focus on personal development and growth

Closing Thoughts

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Thank you for reading and stay awesome,

Tim for Online Business Dude

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