You don't have to be ruthless to get ahead—kindness will get you there faster

From the CEO of the Pavilion community, Sam Jacobs, Kind Folks Finish First weaves practical business lessons with fresh perspectives on how you can achieve success. The ideas in this book are backed by the author's personal experience building a nearly $200-million business rooted in kindness, reciprocity, and deeply held values. More than that, they're proven principles that have helped thousands reach their goals in every arena.

In business, we've been told to never leave money on the table. Don't split the difference. You need to be ruthless in order to make it to the top. Kind Folks Finish First shows you that isn't the only path. Being a good person and earning money aren't mutually exclusive. Helping others isn’t a sacrifice; it's a long-term strategy that can spur your success if only you're willing to take the exit ramp, reset your destination, and fuel your future with generosity.

  • Walk through a proven process to discover what you really stand for
  • Learn how to assume control of your life and how to leverage reciprocity to drive professional success.
  • Align your personal life with your professional life
  • Unlock your highest potential to create true happiness

Anyone looking for a kinder, gentler, more values-driven and authentic way to succeed will love this book. The secret is finally getting out—kind people really do get ahead faster.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction: The Story of Pavilion
  7. Chapter 1: Fired at the Rest Stop
  8. Chapter 2: The Exit Ramp
  9. Chapter 3: Reset Your Destination
  10. Chapter 4: Powered by Generosity
  11. Chapter 5: The Next Right Step
  12. Chapter 6: Listen Closely, Act Quickly
  13. Chapter 7: Every Crisis Is an Opportunity
  14. Chapter 8: The Last Piece of the Puzzle: Leading with Love
  15. Chapter 9: Arriving at Happiness
  16. About the Author
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement