FISH

Facts:
Date finished: 8-22-08
Author: Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
Category: Business
Published: 2004
Pages: 115
Rating: 3.5/5

Basic Plot:
The third floor at the company has been called a toxic energy dump, and Mary Jane is determined to change things, starting with herself. She picks up some valuable lessons in the most unexpected of places and begins to see the attitude and energy level change in her department.

My assessment:
This was yet another of those “parable” style business books. While I like them because they’re 1) short and 2) fast to read, the style can sometimes make it hard to remember the takeaway once you’re done. They tried to help you out by constantly italicizing the key words as you read, but that was more distracting than helpful. Unlike a few others I’ve read, there was no finishing chapter that summed it up for you. Guess they wanted to make sure you actually read the whole thing. But even if you do, you’re left with few tangible ways to actually implement the teachings. (Guess that’s why you have to buy the other books or attend the seminars.)

This was one of those books I found languishing in a closet at work and put in my “when I have time” pile. Found some down time at work this week when network issues took me off my computer. Probably about an hour’s investment, but uncertain as to the ROI as yet. Will take some pondering.

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