Monday, August 1, 2011

Surviving Your Serengeti By Stefan Swanepoel

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life By Stefan Swanepoel is a unique motivational story that draws upon the reality of African wioldlife, and applies it to life in general.  Using the wilderness of the African desert as an allegory, Stefab Swanepoel pieces together an inspirational story using observations of animal interaction to apply it to human personalities and interaction.  This unique hybrid work: a blend of a fiction allegory, motivational piece, and business startegy guide, can be appreciated and enjoyed by any reader.  This simple to read book can be completed in one sitting, yet the common sense truths are far reaching. While it is true that animals do not have free will and act based on instinct, much of the world around us- such as the personalities of others and the challanges we face, are for the most part, not always within our control.  Nevertheless, within such external constraints, certain personality types, just as animals in the wild, can use certain traiths or conditions to their advantage.  In a entertaining, and easy to read format, the author teaches the reader to harness the force and will as well as perseverance of the animal kingdom and apply it to our own unique and individual lives.  As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved this book for the purpose of writing this review.  The opinions expressed are my own. Just as a side note- I recieved an email from bookszeeze informing me that booksneeze will be sutting down its blogger program and that we did not have to submit a review for our final books recieved.  I do not know if its legit, ot if its a scam on the part of a fellow, competetive blogger in an attempt to thwart the competition for the top 5 blogger spots.  So, as I post this on booksneeze, the mystery will be solved.

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