Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Surviving the Serengeti

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Review - Surviving the Serengeti

About the book

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 ruthlessly effective; the giraffe embodies grace, the lion a master strategist, the mongoose is a risk-taker, the elephant is an excellent communicator.

The travelers in the safari see in the Serengeti the essence of life itself, and find a roadmap for mastering the difficulties and struggles we all experience every day.

Surviving Your Serengeti provides a larger-than-life metaphor for the problems and struggles humans and companies experience. The story reveals the primordial skills for overcoming adversity, conquering one’s fears and ultimately triumphing over all challenging conditions.

My Take on the Book

This book was full of interesting metaphors and comparisons for how your style is like different types of animals in the Serengeti. I find that for myself I am an elephant, but I plan to read through this yet again to gain a better understanding of all of the animal types and how they fit into the structure that is my own office.

The book was an easy read and I found myself just flying through the pages of this book and know that you will also. I have to say that much of the ease of this book was the rich description that was shared by the author itself. His detailed descriptions of the animals almost make you think (in your mind's eye) that you are there with the animals.

The book also is quite captivating and it allows you to gain so many insights into your own strengths and weaknesses. On top of this the book helps you identify the strengths in others and how you can best utilize these strengths to move forward in a positive direction.

I recommend this book to anyone looking to grow personally or professionally. The book will make you think and consider the possibilities that exist within your own work environment.

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