Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel

I survived the jungle of Corporate America, it isn't too much different than the Serengeti, however I do believe it is much harsher. I believe a study of Nehemiah would do much more for teaching leadership, and a study of Judges would do wonderful things for teaching principles, just as Joshua would teach warfare. I didn't get as much from this book as I'd hoped to get. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood for it, or my heart wasn't prepared for it. Mayhap the lessons taught were ones that I have already learned. It is high quality presentation, and the contents easily digested so I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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 business 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 wisdom of Surviving Your Serengeti reveals that no journey is ever too long, too far or too difficult. It reassures us that nothing is impossible, that we can overcome any obstacle and survive our own serengeti. 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.
So which animal are you?
What's your survival strategy?

Stefan Swanepoel's life has been a “Serengeti journey”—from his birth in Kenya to schooling in Hong Kong and South Africa eventually, running a New York-based global franchise network with 25,000 sales associates in 30 countries. In all he has served as president of seven companies and two non-profit organizations.
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