Book Review: The Go-Giver – Bob Burg & John David Mann

0907gogiverI received this book from a networking contact of mine who wanted to help me make the best run at my business possible.  It sat on the shelf for quite a while until just recently when I was looking through my book collection looking for a book to read.  I’m really glad that I picked it up.  The Go-Giver is written in the style of such great books as Raving Fans and The Wealthy Barber.  It starts of with the reader meeting the main character, in this case Joe, who is told that he needs to meet with a certain guru to get where he wants to go.  The guru teaches him the 5 principles of stratospheric success and Joe’s life and business are transformed.  While not a new method of teaching I loved this book and learned a lot from it.  The 5 principles are easy to grasp and sink your teeth into, but you don’t feel like you are sitting in a lecture hall.  Ever since reading HTML Goodies in college (the book that taught me how to write my first website…look at me now!) I have always loved books that sought to teach me something that did so through story or conversation.  If I am learning something, I want it to be engaging, I already went to school, I am learning now because I want to, please make it an enjoyable experience.  The Go-Giver delivers, and not only in the business realm, these principles can be applied to all areas of life.  I loved this read and would recommend it to anyone who wants to take their business or their life to the next level. 

Overall I give The Go-Giver 4.5 out of 5.0, you should definitely check it out.


  • Hi Jeff, thank you so much for your very kind review of John David Mann’s and my book. It’s an honor to know that you found the story to be of value. For you to then recommend it to others like this is icing on the cake. Thank you again – Bob

  • Jeff Miles

    Bob, thank you very much for your comment. It is an honor to have the author of the book I reviewed leave a comment. I thoroughly appreciated your book and feel that if everyone practiced the 5 laws of stratospheric success, this world would be a much better place.

  • My pleasure, Jeff. By the way, as did you, I also very much enjoyed “Raving Fans” and “The Wealthy Barber.” Both are two of my all-time favorites. Keep up the great work, my friend. I appreciate the exceptional value you are bringing to the lives of so many people!