Stefan Swanepoel's new book, Surviving Your Serengeti is going to be one of those "must read" books for people who are looking to survive in the ever-changing business world today. Real estate professionals will be particularly interested in it, as Stefan is well known in this industry as a pretty sharp fellow. Thousands of Industry Leaders and Realtors® rely on the Swanepoel TRENDS Report every year to guide their decisions in this business.
This book paralells the survival challenges that animals on the Serengeti face with many of the challenges that business people face. Each animal has unique skills that help it survive, and we can learn a lot from them.
I was surprised to discover that the animal that shares many of the same skillsets as myself is the elephant. Other than an unusually large dangly bit and a memory that can remember every insult that I ever recieved from the age of two onwards, I wouldn't have thought that I had much in common with this majestic animal.
From the quiz results;
"Just as it is for elephants, successful relationships between people-in both life and business-depend on good communication. Effective communicators understand that it's not always best to use a lot of words when relaying an idea. In fact, the more words we use, the more our message can be obscured"
I will leave it at that.