Title: Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life
Author: Stefan Swanepoel
Review: This is a self-help book aimed at businesses and individuals. The author tells a story of a safari that a couple wins and how meeting up with an old friend with lots of words of wisdom changes their lives.
I felt the story was forced and not believable. I could visualize the savanna and the animals so the writing wasn’t bad, but I did not really get what they were going for. As a self-help book I think this one fell flat, maybe a bit more explanation on each animal and maybe a blending of each would have helped.
The book is short and that might help more people pick it up to read, but I think the author needed more time and space to get his point across. But then again maybe I'm the only one that feels this way.
What animal are you? check out their web page at whatanimalami.com or go to his book site and take it there. By the way I’m a Giraffe.
Publisher: Published March 1st 2011 by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages: 192 pages
Quick Review: 2 1/2 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: I requested this book from Booksneeze it looked interesting.
Where I Obtained the Book: Booksneeze sent this book.
Synopsis: Praise for SURVIVING YOUR SERENGETI
"One of a kind. You'll actually know more about yourself after you read this book."—KEN BLANCHARD coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"Beautifully illustrates nature's basic survival strategies—and how they help you create a sense of meaning and purpose."—SUSAN SCOTT New York Times bestselling coauthor of Fierce Conversations
7 Questions This Book Tackles
1. Are you experiencing a challenge that you wish to overcome?
2. Do you want to discover your hidden survival skills?
3. Do you have a goal you have yet to achieve?
4. Would you like to discover your instinctive strengths?
5. Can you benefit from problem-solving thinking?
6. Do you know someone who has potential to excel?
7. Are you looking for a positive message to share?
Author Biography: Stefan Swanepoel was born in the Serengeti (Kenya, Africa) and spent the first 35 years of his life in Kenya, Hong Kong and South Africa. As the son of diplomat, he is well versed in travel and has had first-hand experience in over 30 countries around the world.
His academic accomplishments include a bachelor's in science, a master's in business economics, and diplomas in arbitration, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, computer science, and marketing. He has served as CEO of seven companies and two non-profits.
Stefan has written 19 books on business trends, real estate and social media and is widely acknowledged as the leading expert on real estate business trends and has been listed as "One of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate."
Today he is a keynote speaker almost every week captivating audiences worldwide. He has presented over 700 talks to over 400,000 people.
Stefan lives with his wife and two sons in California.