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The Energy Bus Audiobook

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

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Publisher's Summary

"It's Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life... and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction."

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.

No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy - the kind of positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their teams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, non-profit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy.

For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!

©2009 Jon Gordon; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your organization with spirit, listen to this audio book...Thanks, Jon, for pumping us up and making sure we get on the right bus." (Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level)

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    Kenny 06-22-15
    Kenny 06-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Too Painful to Listen to"
    Any additional comments?

    The general idea is ok. You should be positive. ok, got it, done. I've just summed up the book. Not a bad premise for a book but wow.

    Absolutely horrible writing skills. I mean this was killing me to get through it. really the writer just did not have any ability to make a realistic scenario. All of the characters were horrible sitcom stereotypes that had really bad dialog. I could not imagine a single one of these conversations happening in real life.

    The narration was also over the top and horrible. Just stereotypical voices and mannerism not even worthy of a show on the Disney Channel.

    The premise was simple and could have been good if it was just a book and didn't try to go for this horrible fable. Just bad.

    Honestly the counter to this would be the Five Dysfunctions of a team. Same basic concept but MUCH better delivery.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    01-28-13
    01-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "What a waste of time"
    What disappointed you about The Energy Bus?

    Nothing new. A collection of worn out advice; "you need vision, focus, enthusiasm, purpose and love! plus few other trite advice. It's as though we have all been waiting for the author to tell us that to succeed you need enthusiasm! like there is a switch that you can just flick on!
    Why anyone need to write a whole book when a small article would be an overkill is beyond me. Save your money and 3 hours of pointless listening.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Gordon’s performances?

    No


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Curtis 06-19-10
    Curtis 06-19-10 Member Since 2016
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    "The Energy Bus"

    Really enjoyed this book. The principles and story are simple and maybe some you have heard before, but I still think they are powerful. They have been put together in a fun and engaging fable. Also, I found the issues addressed rang true to real work situations.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shemia Philadelphia, MS, USA 03-03-09
    Shemia Philadelphia, MS, USA 03-03-09
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    "Simple, straightforward"

    I loved this book. The tips are simple, yet relevant, doable, and sensible. Jon Gordon as the narrator works, he has an uplifted, energetic, enthusiastic delivery that fits with the book without going over the top.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany Bekins 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Painful to listen to"

    The "stories" read like a bad sitcom with a lack of creativity. I stopped listen 30 minutes in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott S. 10-29-16
    Scott S. 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nope."

    Stops in the middle, super annoying not to be able to finish listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven A. Marrero 06-27-16
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    "Cringe worthy narration"

    The book is told in a story which is an interesting take, however it just makes me feel uncomfortable to listen to. The main character has a pretty average story, but that bus driver..... It's borderline racist!

    It's hard to tell if it's the writing or the narration but I would recommend a complete overhaul on the audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Uyen Le San Jose,CA 06-01-16
    Uyen Le San Jose,CA 06-01-16

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    "Just terrible and very painful to hear"
    What would have made The Energy Bus better?

    I'm only listening to this because this is my book club's pick. I have no idea why. I'm trying so hard to finish listening to it for the book club review. It's boring. Nothing new at all. Nothing profound. Stupid story to make his point come across. I think it might be better without the bus story and all the stereotypical characters. There's no way to save this book because the material is old and many has written on it.


    What could Jon Gordon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Don't write the book


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Gordon’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from The Energy Bus?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of my time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cassidy Rose 10-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Super energetic"

    I loved the book it makes you think about your life and what everything means.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lara 25015, Italy 12-20-11
    Lara 25015, Italy 12-20-11
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    "inspiring"
    Would you listen to The Energy Bus again? Why?

    Definitely to be listened again, everytime needing an inspiring and uplifting, an effective tool for cheering up and fighting back.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • JemmaJH
    11/17/16
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    "I'm a winner..."

    Loved this book! I can't wait to read Jon's other books. George's story has lit my soul a light

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    8/25/15
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    "Truly Energizing"

    Love the way Jon constructs and delivers his audible books.
    I have also read The Positive Dog and The Seed and they never fail to make me feel more enlightened and JOYOUS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    KenilworthUnited Kingdom
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    "The Energy Bus"

    Very easy listerning but memorable. The ten steps stay in your head and the personal motivational tools were simple but effective. I enjoyed The Energy Bus and would recommend to anyone needing to boost either themselves or their team.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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