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Publisher's Summary

Now more than ever, fear and uncertainty are becoming staples of daily life. During changing times, it's easy to worry, give up, and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do, and how you handle adversity is your choice - the only choice that matters.

Many successful people and businesses have grown to prominence during even the worst recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same.

In The Shark and the Goldfish-, best-selling author Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about a goldfish who has always been fed, a nice shark who teaches him to find food, and a wave of change that brings them together. In the process of finding food the shark teaches the goldfish the ultimate lesson - that the difference between a full belly and an empty stomach depends solely on your faith, beliefs, and actions. In the face of adversity, this is a simple fable that reinforces a proven truth - you can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond to them. You can allow the waves of change to crush you, or you can learn to ride them to a successful future. Packed with tips and strategies for thriving during tough times, The Shark and the Goldfish will have a lifelong impact.

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

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great little story

Great book. Great message
It doesn't matter if you're an executive or just starting your career out this book teaches simple lessons You can use

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E+P=O

Great story and applicable in many situations. Positivity and Work = results! Once you learn how to thrive, spread the knowledge and help others thrive as well😊

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awesome

Loved the simple straight forward and down to earth message! Would highly reccomend to anyone as a reminder that we are the masters of our own destinies

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Wonderful reading

This is a great quick read. Helps to refocus any bad day and make it a positive one.

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Optimism during change

This book is great for surviving drastic change or entering new work environments.

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Great story

Very inspirational and on par for my life right now. Beautiful words of wisdom and a fun listen in the car on the way to work!

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nice story to share with family.

Nice story with good moral believes. Child friendly. Will share this book with co workers.

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Short and Powerful

What other book might you compare The Shark and the Goldfish to and why?

All Books that Jon Gordon has written.

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He does a great job reading his own books.

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Simple, clear, energising

The Shark and the Goldfish as a simple, lighthearted book with a meaningful message. The goldfish is a character, used to being fed and cared for by others, and the shark is a friendly fish who lives by his wits. The shark trains the goldfish in this short parable and little fish discovers a sense of power, self determination and stability. It's an excellent book for anyone making a living in an uncertain world!

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