Nice guys finish last. It’s an idiom that has been engrained into U.S. culture since baseball manager Leo Durocher first uttered the words in 1939. To get ahead in business you have to be cunning and ruthless, or so you may be led to believe.
“Givers add value to a much wider range of people and then build a lot of social capital and trust and goodwill through their helping and contributions,” he says.
Grant applies this idea to his everyday life; he attempts to help his colleagues and even strangers, instead of using them to get ahead. As a result, he’s had an incredibly successful and productive career. According to the New York Times, “Grant, 31, is the youngest-tenured and highest-rated professor at Wharton. He is also one of the most prolific academics in his field. Grant took three years to get his Ph.D.,Read More »from Nice guys finish first: Counterintuitive career advice from Wharton's top-rated prof