Aspiring to Inspire | Larry Freed at Give and Take

Building a corporate culture is a complex task. You may want to create an environment in which your employees are generous, helpful, and supportive—but how exactly do you go about it?

Larry Freed of Give and Take, Incorporated believes he has the answer in a product called Givitas—a social platform that encourages “generalized reciprocity,” a way of giving without direct expectation of receiving.

In this episode of UpTech Report, Larry tells us how this platform is helping companies improve efficiency, enhance workplace satisfaction, and increase ROI.

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Larry is the CEO of Give and Take Inc., a company that was co-founded by Adam Grant (Wharton), Wayne Baker (Michigan) and Cheryl Baker. Give and Take provides solutions that help organizations improve knowledge collaboration, foster a culture of generosity and improve engagement.

The Reciprocity Ring is a dynamic, face-to-face exercise where groups learn to bring the “pay-it-forward” concept into action and practice. Givitas is a purpose-built, knowledge collaboration platform that can scale across an organization that makes it easy to ask for and give help every day, while fostering a giving culture and providing equal access to community knowledge and experiences.

Larry’s background includes being the co-founder and CEO of ForeSee, the leader in customer experience analytics. He led the company from inception (2001) to a successful exit in 2013, returning over 22 times the capital invested in the business. After the exit at ForeSee, Larry advised, mentored, and consulted with early-stage and growth-stage technology companies. He also served on the board of directors of various tech companies. Earlier in his career, Larry also had executive leadership roles at Compuware (Vice President) and Bank One (CTO).

Larry has authored two books, Managing Forward and Innovating Analytics.




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