Insight From "GIVE AND TAKE" by Adam Grant.
Success doesn't measure a human being, effort does
"The more i help out, the more successful i become.But I measure success in what
it has done for the people around me.That is the real accolade.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or
in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
Highly successful people have three things in common:
Motivation, ability and opportunity.
"You never know where somebody's going to end up.
It's not just about building your reputation; it really is about being there for other people."
When the average candidate was clumsy, audiences like him even less.
But when the expert was clumsy, audiences liked him even more.