Give and Take by Adam Grant: Part 7 -The scrooge shift
The altruism debate – Wikipedia
From enemies to allies- people are motivated to give to others when they identify as part of a common community.
The search for optimal distinctiveness
On the one hand we want to fit in : we strive for connection, cohesiveness, community belonging, inclusions and affiliation with others. One the other hand we want to stand out: we search for uniqueness, differentiation and individuality. Optimal distinctiveness is where we look to fit in and stand out.
In a class each student would make a request to the class, and the rest of the class would try to use their knowledge, resources and connections to help fulfill the request.
I found this the hardest chapter to connect to its title, though the information is really quite practical. I am a big fan of sharing and not worrying if someone else uses the idea