這兩天的Advanced的文章是「施比受更有福」(A path to Success:Helping others helps us succeed,but how much of yourself should you give?)

這篇文章介紹了Give and Take這本關於成功的書,通常這種書總是銷售排行榜上的常勝軍,而這類書也總是吸引許多野心勃勃的創業家和年輕人。

一開始,你可能認為這本書是那種要讀者學會如何有雄心壯志,雄糾糾氣昂昂的管理企業的書,然而光是Advanced裡簡短的介紹就可以證明這完全不是這麼一回事。

在Take and Give裡面,主要是介紹3種人:Taker(接受者),Giver(施予者),以及Matcher(平衡者)


Taker和Giver不用解釋,Matcher則介於這兩者之間。

一開始,我還蠻驚訝作者Grant提到說Giver反而離成功最遠,而且除了作者之外,也有不少在美國的研究顯示出那些善於給予付出的人的確比較不容易成功(我就心想:挖哩... 那這本書還有什麼好講的?不過別擔心,繼續看下去,作者會給我們更深入的「解釋」。

雖然Giver成功率不高,但同時卻也被認為是該領域內傑出的人物。

其中一個關鍵原因就是他們願意犧牲奉獻自己的時間和努力給其他人,而因此也會有比較好的人緣,有比較好的人緣就代表在生活和商場上能夠更加左右逢源。再者,他們也更能夠和員工或同儕相處,讓他們更有能力去處理更多的問題。

然而既然Giver這麼好,那為什麼它們卻被認為比較不會成功呢?其實Grant將Giver更加細分為兩類。
Otherish Giver (類利他型施予者)
Selfless Gvier (無我型施予者) 
類利他型施予者在幫助別人之前會先考慮幫助的對象,看他們是否是真的需要幫忙,還是只想占便宜搭邊車。而且也不會完全忽略自己的利益,而是建立在能夠幫助他人的狀況下,自己亦能受惠。

在Advanced Studio Classroom中的這篇文章其實並沒有探討很多,大家就是上述所講的幾個重點概要。
一看完這篇文章後,就決定要買囉(不過英文版的比中文版的貴將近2倍,目前在博客來還有庫存。)
英:http://www.books.com.tw/products/F012889627
中:http://www.books.com.tw/products/0010620643

如果看完了這本書後,應該會發表文章一下。

This article introduce a book,titled Give and Take,to us.It dicusses the key to Success,which is always an eye-catching topic for those ambitious entrepreneurs and youngsters,including me.

At first,you may regard it as a instruction that ask people to be more ambitious and focus on work.Then you are wrong.
There are three primary elements in this article:Taker,Matcher,and Giver.

Takers are those who always want to get something from others.
Givers are those who always devote themselves to others,group,or society.
As for Matcher,there are the people between Takers and Givers.

To my surprise,at first,the author of Give and Take,Grant,stated that givers are more likely to fail,which conducted by some researchers around the US,including Studies of engineers in California,medical students in Belgium and salespeople in North Carolina.
(seeing this,I wondered:If it goes in that way,why did he publish this book?but Don't worry,I find out more detail after finishing the whole article.)

Although Giver are least successful,they are also ranked highest in their fields according Grant.

One of the reason is that they are willing to contribute their time and efforts to other peoples,which will help them make some good friends.And we all know that relationship is one of the most important key to successful business.Therefore,they can get the accesses easily than others,escpecially Takers.

Aside from Relationship,Givers can also collaborate with and get along with their workers more than Takers do,which will improve the team work and make the problem easier to cope with.

If Givers are so good,why they will be part of the loser or be closer to failure.As to this point,the author gave us a distinguished answer,which defines Givers more clearly.He said there are two kind of Givers.One is "Otherish Givers",and the other is "Selfless Givers".The difference between them is that otherish givers will think it twice if the subjects they are going to help are "good people" derserving their help and alos take their interest in their consideration rather than give their help blindly as selfless givers do.

The article in Advanced Studio Classroom doesn't write too much about the book.What you see above are almost the content of it.Upon finishing this article,I decided to buy one.(Of course in english.I need to improve my english,but it is almost twice expensive than chinese version on Books.com)This book is quite intriguing.


I may publish an article about Take and Give after finishing it.

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