Stefan Swanepoel’s Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life serves as an attempt to enlighten readers as to the means of successfully improving one’s business and personal lives. However, the skills introduced to readers are forced upon us through incredibly unrealistic examples, and therefore his attempt is unsuccessful. This book was very difficult to read at a comfortable pace, as the language did not flow with the uninteresting story line. Although it was interesting to learn how the wild can impact our lives, Swanepoel could have made a much more significant impact on me if his storyline was much more realistic; if given the opportunity to visit Africa for free, I would not spend my time analyzing animals to see how I would be able to improve my professional life.
If you plan on reading this book, I would highly suggest doing so in steps. Since each chapter concludes with things to think about, I would allow yourself some time to focus on what each chapter offered you. Reading it in one sitting will take away from the author’s message and make you frustrated with the poor writing styles. The characteristics discussed in this book were useful, but the way in which they were presented left little impact on me.
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