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John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job.
The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water. When one of the employees stays behind to help him--a young man who came to America from a small village in Africa--he learns of the ancient wisdom and hidden power of the African philosophy of Ubuntu.
Before long, it begins to change the way he thinks about the people he works with, about himself, and about how he runs his department and his life. In an engaging and completely fresh narrative that holds a unique message for today's business world, Ubuntu! It promises to take its place alongside Fish! Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published March 30th by Currency first published January 1st More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Ubuntu! How does ubuntu impact on african society, without limiting ubuntu only to work places? See 1 question about Ubuntu! Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ubuntu! Aug 04, Jeff Lochhead rated it really liked it. Quick read.
Wish this philosophy permeated our society. Such value in seeing the connectedness in humanity. Would serve to curb the selfish nature that plagues every fiber of our individualism. Mar 21, Mark rated it it was amazing. I could not believe the low ratings and criticism of this book.
Since it is such a short read, I found it well worth the investment of my time. Much of Ubuntu relates strongly to the culture shift my organization is undertaking and I connected as a manager to several of the concepts brought forth in this story. I think cultures outside of the US have a lot to teach us about 1 how blessed we are here in the U.
Dec 08, Irene Gracesiana rated it liked it. Several important principles on Ubuntu philosophy love them all : 1. But it also about human equality.
In ubuntu, managers put ego and self aside! Ubuntu is about finding the common ground that connects one human to another. Apr 06, Lynne rated it really liked it Shelves: africa , own-it. I would give this book 4 stars for its content but only 3 for the way in which it was written. I found the concept of Ubuntu very interesting and the idea that it could be used to transform the workplace is very refreshing and hope filled. I wish every boss in America would read this book.
If the loan officers, wall street investors and bank CEOs had read and believed in this book 10 years ago, we would not be facing the economic woes we are struggling through today. I am going to try to apply th I would give this book 4 stars for its content but only 3 for the way in which it was written. I am going to try to apply these principles in my homelife and in my classroom.
I also liked the characters in this book. Especially John and Simon. My problem with the book comes in the way that some of it was written in such a trite, cliche ridden way. I realize that in such a short book, vast drama and character depth can not be developed, but change came just a little too easily to be quite believable.
Also, much of the dialogue between the characters sounded more like a training film than actuall conversations people would have. All in all, however, it was a worthwile read about a concept I hope catches fire worldwide.
As Simon would say "Perhaps Africa's gift to the world, is the gift of human contact". May 17, Valerie rated it did not like it. I saw this little book on a library table and thought, "How funny! A book titled 'Ubuntu' that has nothing to do with the operating system. I read it in about 90 minutes. For 89 of those minutes, I kept waiting for the book to get to its good part. Really, the best part of the book is a quote from Nelson Mandela on the back jacket he's not talking about this book, though.
The book itself is pretentious and dumbed-down. The dialogue is written at a second-grade level. The a I saw this little book on a library table and thought, "How funny!
The authors are directing this wibbley bowl of porridge at people who are looking to trade money for formulaed words in the hopes of being a better manager. The better manager would spend their time doing anything BUT reading this book.
Jul 23, Leslie rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction. Quick read--motivational book describing the merits of the African concept of Ubuntu for American corporations. Found myself thinking some of the ideas would be workable in my classes as well, especially the idea of 1 appreciating individuals for who they are and 2 recognizing their achievements. I participate. I share. No man is an island! Apr 27, Fayette rated it it was ok. Hard to argue with the concepts, but probably could have been explained concisely in about 10 pages.
Apr 15, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: on-my-shelves. May 31, Alyssa rated it did not like it Shelves: business. The concept was admirable and important, but could have been summed up in a few pages.
I don't know if it's just a problem of audience - I suppose this book might be okay for a busy person who needs a quick read for a flight, or for someone new to emotional intelligence - but I couldn't stand reading this book. Jan 31, Han Wei rated it really liked it. This is an easy reading book that is helpful for readers who are in the transition of becoming a manager. It gives a very good head start on how to become a good leader in a team.
I highly recommend this simple book for those who has been working as an individual and wants to move on to be a good team leader. Being in Management I am always looking to improve either my style or how I interact with my associates. The Ubuntu method is so simple that can help anyone can use the method in life or work.
Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story about an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
Look Inside. Mar 30, Minutes Buy. A powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the bestselling coauthor of Fish! John Peterson, a new manager in the credit department at a major big-box retailer, is struggling in his job. The people under him are not working as well or effectively as they need to, and his department is falling behind in meeting its goals. His only solution is to take on more work himself, burning the midnight oil and coming in most weekends to pick up the slack and keep his department above water.
Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
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Ubuntu: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
I had to read the book to find out more on that later. I received Ubuntu as a review copy, but my MBA has an emphasis in teamwork and collaboration, so this book is something I would have bought on my own. Ubuntu is the story of John Peterson. John had always been a terrific worker at BullsEye, but when he was promoted to management, he found out that he faced more challenges than he had bargained for. Not only that, but his personal life was falling apart as well. When it rains, it pours. Then along comes Simon, a young student from South Africa.