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How to Change the World

Jan 14, 2020

This month, Catherine is joined by Blake Hardison, founding member of Keyser, an innovative commercial real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants and owner occupants in real estate transactions.  Blake has completed over a quarter billion dollars’ worth of commercial real estate transactions and has helped grow the firm from 5 to 50 people since 2013.  

What’s noteworthy about Blake is that he is committed to giving his time, talent, and energy to better those around him.  Although it may seem counter-intuitive, he believes that the greatest amount of personal success comes from selflessly serving others.  In fact, Blake sent Catherine a copy of Give and Take by Adam Grant when they first met, which is why she invited him to join her to talk about Grant's argument that in professional interactions, it turns out that most people operate as either givers, takers, or matchers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything from them in return. Learn why givers are the least AND most sucessful among us, and how to implement giving into your own work life and culture.