Before I forget, a few weeks ago I spent the afternoon with a friend who knows I love to read and that I’ve been reading lots of business books recently and she recommended the Fish! series of books by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen and Philip Strand.
Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results – this is a management parable that draws its lesson from the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It’s supposed to be like Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard. The Fish! philosophy is based on these four principles: Choose Your Attitude, Play, Make Their Day, and Be Present.
Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life – stories of how real life people and companies have applied the Fish! philosophy to improve their workplaces
Fish! for Life: A Remarkable Way to Achieve Your Dreams – Using the Fish! philosophy this book has advice on life issues such as weight loss, personal finance, and relationships and promises to be a road map for achieving personal happiness and well-being in all areas of life.
Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh – this is another management parable, this time with a fictional sushi bar that is always two steps ahead of the competition
Schools of Fish! – this one is for educators and recommends using the Fish! four simple principles — Be There, Play, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude — to build more effective, fulfilling relationships that lead to better learning.
I usually don’t like these management parable books so I’m skeptical of these books. Still I’m sure they’ll be easy reads so I’ll at least give the original Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results a shot.