As a brutal business environment meets a soft economy, business leaders and managers are looking for sources of both inspiration and survival. This compelling new fable offers a riveting tale of life in Africa's Serengeti and what lessons it holds for today's beleaguered business people and struggling society.
The 1.5 million wildebeest rely on stubborn endurance and support from the herd to survive; the alligator is opportunistic; the cheetah is ruthlessly effective; the giraffe embodies grace; the lion is a master strategist; the mongoose is a risk-taker; and the elephant is an excellent communicator.
I was reluctant to listen to this book at first, thinking it would be another "Cute" business book with little substance. But by the second chapter I was hooked. This simple fable is loaded with powerful insight to your strengths and weaknesses. Amazingly, it is helping me with my real estate career AND it clarified a communication problem my wife and I have had since we were married! We now understand each other on an entirely different level and it's easy to remember and implement because of the story!
Thank You Stefan!
Download this audiobook now and listen to it today!
Tim (Lion) & Karissa (Cheetah) Ramsey
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I just took a "safari of self-discovery"...
...and I never left home!
Instead, I simply read this awesome new book, entitled "Surviving your Serengeti," written by internationally renowned speaker, educator, trainer and author Stefan Swanepoel.
Through this safari of self-discovery, I did all of the following:
First, I took the "What Animal Am I" quiz. There are y different animal types, each of which represents a unique personality dynamic, and by taking this quiz, you get your "What Animal Am I" results e-mailed to you immediately. I was somewhat surprised to learn that I am an "enterprising crocodile."
Second, I learned about all of the other animals - the strategic lion, the efficient cheetah, the graceful giraffe, the risk-taking mongoose and the communicating elephant - and what those personality types were like. Just reading the descriptions of each opened my eyes to the wide array and spectrum of human psychological profiles, and really made me stop and think about how different and unique we really all are.
Third, I learned something about myself that I did not know, I found myself thinking about the other personality types and how those people act, think, feel and are motivated, and I also found myself thinking about and analyzing how my personality type fit in with all the others. How does an enterprising croc interact with a graceful giraffe? Or an efficient cheetah? Which personality types are most compatible? What combinations of animals form the teams? Or the best partnerships? Or the best companies?
Fourth, finally and most importantly, I came away from "Surviving your Serengeti" with a heightened sense of self-awareness in terms of who I am, as well as an increased level of sensitivity of who others are and how we all fit into the larger picture in this crazy adventure known as "life."
In conclusion, I would highly recommend that you take your own safari of self-discovery. I think "Surviving your Serengeti" is a must-read for anyone!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great opportunity to hear the words of wisdom of Stefan Swanepoel. I'm a Giraffe and the insights the book has given me can now follow me in my car. The book is a great tool in helping determine whether a candidate applying for a position is a fit for the organization. The WhatAnimalAmI quiz is more effective than you might think! Quite insightful.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Not much to say about this book..the principles are all the old standards; just packaged in a different sorry. Nothing new here.
I like how the author combines each skill with a specfic animal that exhibits it. This makes the skills more memorable and easy to understand.
Also, he adds a short and interesting story that walks you through those skills and keeps you interested.
I love this book, concept, and theory! This is an amazing read! If you want to start a business or need direction with your current business and employees take time for this book. It will move your business to the next level! This book is exactly what you need to structure a powerhouse business!
This is an amazing fable and I didn't think it could get any better. However, hearing it really made the story come to life. Though I'm surprized, I'm happy to say I'm a lion and am excited to share this story with my friends, family & clients. Great read...I mean, LISTEN! :)
Fantastic, understanding more and more about myself and my skills. Can't wait to use what I am learning.
This is a great book that has many good take aways for business and everyday life. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great book, and to learn how and why people are they way they are. I found that many of the "lessons" in this book were spot on with how things tend to be in everyday life. Highly Recommended!
When was the last time you really enjoyed a business book read? Well, you will enjoy this one!
From the first few words I was drawn into the exotic Serengeti and transported far away forgetting that I was listening to a business book. What an easy and enjoyable way to learn.
This is truly an amazing fable that will remain timeless for decades!