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

Author(s): Jon Gordon


This is an illustrated business fable that gives you the faith, courage and confidence to win in today's tough economic climate. Fear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today's struggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturns also lead to new opportunities. It's easy to worry, give up and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do and how you handle adversity is your choice - and the only choice that matters. In fact, study history and you'll find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same. In "The Shark and the Goldfish", Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept out to sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teaches him the ultimate lesson - Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go find food. Gordy also learns that the difference between a full and empty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face of adversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforces a proven truth: You can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond and in turn this determines the outcome. This is a business fable that teaches valuable lessons on the importance of working hard, maintaining a locus of control and focusing on positive choices instead of negative voices. This book is written by Jon Gordon, bestselling author of "The Energy Bus" and "The No Complaining Rule". It reveals how change is inevitable - but that you can make it your friend or foe. It provides an action plan filled with tips and strategies to thrive during change and adversity. If you're facing tough economic times, "The Shark and the Goldfish" will motivate you, inspire you, and give you the confidence you need to thrive during changing times.


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Jon Gordon is a consultant, keynote speaker, and the international bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp, all from Wiley. He and his books have been featured on CNN and on NBC's Today show, as well as in Forbes; Fast Company; O, The Oprah Magazine; the Wall Street Journal; and the New York Times. He has worked with such clients as the Atlanta Falcons, the PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual, JPMorgan Chase, and Publix Supermarkets. A graduate of Cornell University, he holds a master's degree in teaching and works with numerous businesses, professional sports teams, schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit:

A Wave of Change. Embracing Change. Staying Positive. Thriving. A Shark School for Gold Fish. Positive Ocean Gazette, Volume 1. Positive Ocean Gazette, Volume 2. Positive Ocean Gazette, Volume 3.

General Fields

  • : 9780470503607
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : October 2009
  • : 182mm X 133mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jon Gordon
  • : Hardback
  • : 658
  • : 112
  • : Business & management
  • : illustrations