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Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump". Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace. While some may find the storyline and prescriptions--such as "Choose Your Attitude", "Make Their Day" and "Be Present"--downright corny, others will find a good dose of worthwhile motivational management techniques. If you loved Who Moved My Cheese? then you'll find much to like here. And don't worry about Mary Jane and kids. Fish! has a happy ending for everyone. --Harry C Edwards
'This is one fish story that doesn't exaggerate. It shows you how changing your attitude lets you enjoy your work and your life. Hook into it, it's quite a catch!' -- Spencer Johnson, author of Who Moved My Cheese? 'I recommend their book to anyone, on any level, who wants to make a difference at work.' -- Hyrum Smith, co-chairman Franklin Covey Co. 'The story of the world famous Pike Place Fish market is fantastic. But this book is not just about selling fish; it's a love story that can happen in your organisation too.' -- Ken Blanchard, from the Foreword --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
This was a fantastic book to read. A quick read as well. I believe this would be a great gift for someone when they are first starting their career.Published 3 months ago by Sherry Miller
Sometimes people have to get a little angry and become non-accepting of work environments to facilitate change. Book seems to promote too much acceptance over change.Published on May 22 2013 by TheDawg
FISH! is an easy read about how to improve morale in the workplace. I used it as a monthly reading book for our HR team. Read morePublished on April 28 2013 by C. Cabral
This book was given to me as part of a Fish seminar conducted by my company. The book must be addressed on three different levels: as a story, as a philosophy, and as a business... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by David Wilbur
This book reminded me of a story about cheese. The ideas make sense, but the story is childish and doesn't provide an action plan. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
I was unfortunate enough to have been made to read this utter, banal trash. This 'book' is yet another in the endless deluge of 'management' aids. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by D.B.
While the ideas seem to be relevent the story behind it is boring and cheesy. But what can you expect from a parable book? Read morePublished on June 17 2004
The book is too saccharine and simplistic. I also had the pleasure of listening to the audio book as well. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by ken
I suppose if you are looking for a reason to do "something" in your organization, this will do. Read morePublished on March 6 2004