The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change

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Overview

What do you want to be?

Every day, you have a choice of whether you are going to be a shark or a goldfish. You have a choice of whether you are going to wait to be fed or whether you are going to find food. Each day, you make this choice with your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. The choice is yours. What do you want to be?

A shark or a goldfish?

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Overview

What do you want to be?

Every day, you have a choice of whether you are going to be a shark or a goldfish. You have a choice of whether you are going to wait to be fed or whether you are going to find food. Each day, you make this choice with your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. The choice is yours. What do you want to be?

A shark or a goldfish?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470503607
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 66,223
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies,  school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal best seller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and The Goldfish and Soup: A Recipe to Nourish your Team and Culture. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com

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Table of Contents

A Confession ix

Introduction xi

Are You a Shark or a Goldfish? xv

AWave of Change 1

Embrace and Ride theWave of Change 11

Stay Positive 27

Thrive because of Change 51

A Shark School for Goldfish 65

Start Your Own Shark School for Goldfish: Empower Your Team to Ride the Waves of Change and Teach Them How to Fish 71

Food for Thought: Individual/Small Group/Team Discussion Questions 75

Other Books by Jon Gordon 79

About the Illustrator 91

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  • Posted February 4, 2010

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    Don't Bother

    This book is basically a copy of Who Moved My Cheese, but with a shark and goldfish. It is very simple and does have meaning, but not worth the money. Instead, read The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule by the same author. Much better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    Business lessons with bite... pure gold.

    Phenomenal book!
    I'm a little hesitant of the "business fable" books (never really understood the hullabaloo regarding "Who Moved My Cheese") but The Shark and The Goldfish is on my personal list of favorite books of the year. The story was engaging and the important themes weren't lost in the fable. This is a great book to share with your entire team... start a Shark School!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Made it required reading for my team...and my son loves it too!

    A quick read with a very good message and to the point. A must read for anyone who has made a change from the "salary-based" career into a "commission-based" career like I did 2 years ago. I saw myself from start to finish in this book. I have made it required reading for all new associates joining our team and has been recommended to all veteran associates by our regional coordinator. I even read it to my 8-year-old son who loves the story, but better yet, gets the concept of being able to adapt and prevail if he was to ever deal with a change of environment. Since I read this book to him, he has requested for us to read it on a weekly basis.

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