If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month, get married.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody else.
— Chinese Proverb

A scientific approach to getting more


The Power of Reciprocity workshop explores the act of giving to achieve and gain more. It takes participants down a path of the biological and emotional benefits of giving, as well as sets a model to integrate into your organizations.

The workshop builds on the work of  Adam Grant's Give and Take, A Revolutionary approach to success. spiced with research and activities from positive psychology. In addition to the fact-based arguments to instill a giving culture, participants will experience first hand the benefits of reciprocity.

Each participant will walk away with a new perspective, and, more importantly, and new powerful and meaningful network for immediate success.


Everyone benefits from understanding the concepts and implications of a giving culture, from young to old, business to retiree. Besides the immediate emotional benefits, organizations and individuals also gain financially and in efficiency, with combined savings into the thousands of dollars.


The workshop is ideal for organizations, schools, companies or institutions that are interested in exploring giving among its employees to raise engagement, while increasing their efficiency and bottom line.

Workshop (90-120 minutes)

  • Nature vs. nurture
  • Biological benefits
  • Emotional & Health Benefits
  • Are you a giver?
  • Market examples
  • The cost of 'no'
  • Reciprocity in action
  • Tit-for-tat
  • Make Giving part of your culture

For more information or to organize a session, send an email to jimdk2001(at)yahoo.com or call (208) 901 0288.