Book Review: Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life
by Stefan Swanepoel

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life by Stefan Swanepoel is a delightful fable about self-discovery. Using a couple’s experience in their visit to Africa, they are taught a set of skills and values by the animals they encounter.

The author identifies seven skills that could better a person’s business or personal life by observing specific survival skills of seven different animals and their ways of survival in the Serengeti.

Written as a fable, following the excursion of an inquisitive couple that leaves their problems of the real world to learn, gain insight and discovery from a set of survival skills gained by a wiser mentor who has spent a lifetime studying these animals and their survival skills.

The book is simple and easy to read with chapters dedicated to the animal and its survival skill that can be applied to our own lives. The author identifies: the enduring wildebeest, the strategic lion, the enterprising crocodile, the efficient cheetah, the graceful giraffe, the risk-taking mongoose and the communicating elephant.

While the information isn’t entirely new, this little book is a nice read to gather insight for the person looking for encouragement and feeling renewed by identifying with an animal to gauge your dominant survival skill.

Reminiscent of personality types and aligning your understanding of an animal/skill with your own personality is interesting. Finding out what your animal is can help the reader to understand how to better him or herself in life and in business.

The author provides a quiz at to help you identify which survival skill best relates to you. I am an Enterprising Crocodile. It’s worth the read to know a little more about your own potential in business and in life.

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