The Cape Fear region has a new way to give and get business advice – by tapping into a pool of ‘givers’.
Adam Grant, renowned author, organizational psychologist, and Wharton professor, delivers a powerful message in his bestseller, Give and Take. His research proved: Those who ask for—and more importantly, give—help, are stronger for it and, ultimately, more satisfied and successful.
His next step was developing a concrete, scalable way to support the spirit of giving.
Introducing…Givitas, a knowledge-sharing platform that offers a simple path to give and get help. The technology is based on Grant’s findings, and the work of Wayne and Cheryl Baker, creators of the Reciprocity Ring, a program that encourages collaboration.
“I met the Bakers in 2005 and we set up a Reciprocity Ring at the Ann Arbor IT Zone to spur collaboration among our tech ventures,” says Diane Durance, Director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, “I’ve been a fan of their work ever since – and I’m excited to launch Givitas in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.” Starting with a group of 36 mentors, the CIE is jump-starting the network this month and will be opening it up to everyone later this summer.
Here’s why it works:
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