“Surviving Your Serengeti” Book Review
I had the honor of watching Stefan Swanepoel develop this concept from a brilliant glimmer of an idea into the full-blown book he sent me for review. Calling upon his eclectic upbringing and unique view of the Serengeti, Stefan frames business wisdom into a book that invites you to think more deeply about your profession. As a side benefit, you will be surprised at how much you will learn about animals that heretofore you may have only experienced in a zoo or in an anthropomorphic animated movie. Note: Stefan does not just discard the interests of animals after he has used them in his book. Instead, a portion of the purchase price goes to the Africa Wildlife Foundation.
However, this is not just a metaphysical romp into trying to connect you with your inner Serengeti beast and then leaving you for the next buzz-wordy jeep that comes along. Rather, Stefan’s book encourages you to immediately apply the learning from each animal encounter with a series of “how-to” tips that wrap up each chapter. You will find this to be an easy, fun-to-read book that is part parable, part workbook and part energizing guide. Stefan’s fresh concepts are strong enough for your business needs and yet are still inviting and approachable for any of your family’s budding teenage entrepreneurs with whom you will want to share this book.
Early on in Stefan’s project, I developed a series of stories for this website. You can hear them at this link: http://www.serengetibook.com/your-safari/storytelling-podcasts/