A business or life fable is a parable that shares a lesson. Often primarily focused on an application in the business world the narrative often has a wider application in life. Parables provide a simple way to understand, enjoy, share and remember an important message.
Hugely successful authors/books in this genre include:
- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level
- Dr Spencer Johnson, author of Who Moved Your Cheese
- Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
My new book, Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business & Life, is a business fable and will available in bookstores nationwide on March 1st, 2011.
As a backdrop for the parable I decided to take the reader on a safari of self-discovery by using the mystique of Africa, the magic of wild animals and the epic saga of the Serengeti migration
For 1.5 million wildebeest of Africa, their Serengeti is a 1,000 mile-long migration filled with hunger, thirst, predators and exhaustion. The journey is impressive and so incomparably massive that is rated the #1 Natural Wonder of the World.
I believe the migration offers us a unique window on the very essence of life itself, and therefore the fable becomes a larger-than-life metaphor for the problems and struggles in our lives. As the story unfolds so it reveals the primordial skills each of seven animals have to overcome their life-and-death struggle. A sage and mentor shares how we each can discover our unique instinctive skill that will empower you conquer your fears, overcome your challenges and ultimately triumph.
I was privileged to have Ken Blanchard (author the best-selling “One Minute” series) read Surviving Your Serengeti and was thrilled when he said: “You’ll actually know more about yourself after you read this book—it’s one of a kind.”
Now you can read the first two chapters of Surviving Your Serengeti courtesy of ActiveRain and the publishers Wiley & Sons. Do it is this week and even 2,500 points in the Serengeti ActiveRain Challenge. Full details here.