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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Simple but Profound

Very basic, easy to listen to story, a bit predictable at times, but well worth the listen. A great book to give yourself an attitude check and remember why and how attitude matters. I will keep the rules where I can see them for sure.

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Great Book

This was a great book on staying postive. I love it. AND THE NARRATOR WAS AWESOME!

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inspiring

this was a great book, definitely a game and life changer. I loved how everyone played a role and had something to contribute on the bus.

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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.

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Too Painful to Listen to

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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.

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Fake story, simplistic characters, & naive scenes.

City buses aren't yellow school buses. Bus drivers aren't condescending to patrons with life advice. Riders aren't a synchronized cult of responders.

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A Godwink for me!

This book fuels the positive energy needed for all areas in your life. It's a huge energy booster! Great for those striving to be a CEO!

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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

17 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Super energetic

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

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  • Lara
  • 25015, Italy
  • 12-20-11

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.

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  • Rebekah
  • 12-07-18

Fabulous!!!!

Listened in one sitting, so easy to follow and practical. I will be revisiting the 10 rules regularly and I am excited to see the results in my life. Thank you Jon, brilliant 😊🎉😊

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  • bunty
  • 10-08-18

Wow did not expect this!

I really enjoyed this book and think its great regarding leadership, also the 10th point was a rilliant reminder and made me a little emotional....brought me back down to earth. thankyou for sharing.

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  • Rachelle
  • 09-13-18

Fabulous book. Highly recommended

Got recommended this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have not stopped recommending it myself too.

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  • faye
  • 09-12-18

perfect

just what I needed to hear!! This is a perfect book to rev myself & me team up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-18

A timely reminder.

A truly inspiring message, that is not only meaningful in a number of ways (daily) but paves the way to a higher awareness and impact.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-17

loved this book

everybody should read it. inspirational, spirit lifting and emotional. Al last I interpreted it this way

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-17

Morning inspiration!!

Fantastic morning read, prepares you for the day ahead! Was pretty gutted when this audiobook ended!

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  • Sarah Hawkins
  • 05-03-17

Absolutely Brilliant!

loved following Georges story and Joy shes amazing!, this teaches you some valuable life lessons

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  • Lorna Moore
  • 03-18-17

Im on the bus!!!

absolutely love this book, definitely reccomend it to anyone and everyone, its a must listen

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  • JemmaJH
  • 11-17-16

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

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  • Stephanie
  • 08-06-15

Magical!

Another life changing book!
My life evolves around all of Jon Gordon's principles.
Thank you so much for changing my life for the best :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-26-17

Thanks




easy to read and engaging, great character development, very motivating, great read thanks very much

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-17

loved it

feeling very energized! ready to go and start my bus journey. was recommended to me by my team leader and will be recommending it to others

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-17

Highly Recommend

This was such a great audio able and I can imagine to read. it was so engaging through out from begining to end. It was hard not to know what happen next...really great.

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  • Damien
  • 01-16-17

Great message

A great story well told with an inspirational message. highly recommend. A great way to live.

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  • Zoe
  • 11-27-16

A powerful message delivered in a light hearted, fun way

I like this book because we can all use the reminder that our life is what we make it to be. The message was positive and relatable. Having it on audio book also meant I could get on with chores around the house and still take in the story. I managed it easily over the weekend. Worth listening to or reading.