Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers: Motivate Everyday People to Deliver Extraordinary Results by Adrian Webster

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Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Engage the Sleepwalkers: Motivate Everyday People to Deliver Extraordinary Results by Adrian Webster

Category: Business and Finance
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: Webster is a motivational speaker - he translates well to paper. This book had me howling with laughter - and thinking about a few things I hadn't considered in a while. Recommended.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 180 Date: April 2011
Publisher: Capstone
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 978-0857081278

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I'd like to introduce you to the polar bear pirates. They're the people who believe in life before death – the people who can deliver extraordinary results despite being just ordinary people like you and me. Well, me anyway. They're the manager who can motivate their staff to achieve those extraordinary results – even if their staff are sleepwalkers who live on planet complacency, amps or vamps. We won't mention the potholers. This is a management book like no other – you're going to laugh, cry just occasionally when you realise that you've been seen through and come away with plenty to think about.

I'm not going to try to explain anything about this book beyond what I've already said. It's about motivation – of staff, customers and anyone with whom you have a personal relationship. Don't sigh, please. I know that you've read lots of books about the subject and they were all very worthy. Well, that's the point. This book isn't worthy – other than in what it can achieve. In places it's hilariously funny. The writing is pithy and to the point – and if you have staff you'd better not get caught calling them some of the things that you'll read in this book. No matter how much they might deserve it.

It took me just over two hours to read it through from beginning to end. Then I spent rather a lot of time telling other people about what I'd been reading. It's not the ultimate management book – if you're serious you might well want to look at other sources – but it will certainly make you think – probably in areas which don't often see the light of day.

I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.

The humour in this book put me in mind Don't Be Needy Be Succeedy by L Vaughan Spencer, but Adrian Webster is very serious about what he's doing.

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