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Ubuntu! [Hardcover]

Stephen Lundin Bob Nelson

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18 Nov 2010 0307587886 978-0307587886
Ubuntu is an amazing philosophy heralding from the African continent which promotes greater fulfilment and success in both work and personal lives. Furthermore, its unique approach has the power to reshape the corporate landscape by relying on a spirit of cooperation and mindfulness of others as inspiration for actions and behaviour. Ubuntu! offers essential lessons to companies and employees as it fosters teamwork and overcomes the fear, insecurity and selfishness that so often dominates the workplace.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ubuntu at North Country Savings Bank 2 Aug 2011
By S. McDermott - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Our organization purchased Ubuntu for every employee and one is given to each new employee after my Human Resources Asst. and I were given a copy while attending our NYS Society for Human Resources Management conference last year. The Ubuntu Philosophy has been fully incorporated into our culture and has allowed us to build on the already great place to work we had. The principles shared in this book regarding the humanity of all people and brining that into our workplace is truly inspiring and the bottom line benefit of happy, engaged employees is critical to success. I would suggest this book to anyone or any organization looking to truly live their talk about being a people friendly workplace, or an organization that values it's people as its most important asset! The North Country Savings Bank became the #1 Best Company to Work for in New York State in 2010 in part because we incorporated the Ubuntu Philosophy into our culture in every way possible. It is even in our annual assessments! We believe it is that important to our success as a business.
We Are All In This Together! Not just words, a way of life :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read... 24 July 2010
By Heath P. Boice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Ubuntu is a fantastic concept. Since reading the book, I have utilized Ubuntu in staff and student trainings, classes, and programs. Outstanding. The challenge with the book is that the story is contrived and at times, a groan to read. If you can look beyond this- and uncover the importance of Ubuntu- it is a worthwhile read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 1 May 2012
By David Olander - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was amazing. I read it in two says once I got it. This idea and spirit is just what I was looking for.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars J. Garrison 7 Jun 2010
By J Garrison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book appeals to many different audiences. It is a quick read with suitable content to be applicable to workplace management, team building, developing learning communities and personal reflection. It is a fictional work which takes the reader through the individual and professional transformation of John Peterson from an authoritarian manager and distant spouse and father to a reflective and caring person who understands the value and necessity of recognizing the humanity in all people. Peterson hits rock bottom in both his work and personal life. He encounters Ubuntu when one of his staff sacrifices personal time to help Peterson out of a professional jam. Thus begins the transformative power of Ubuntu; the power found within a collaborative community striving together by discovering a unity of purpose and humanity. This book is both uplifting and reflective. An added bonus is the insight into the South Africa of today; the power of reconciliation to begin the healing process from the years under apartheid, the poverty that still grips the country; the beauty of the veldt; and the magic that is Africa.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another parable that relates to business 21 Aug 2011
By rlweaverii - Published on Amazon.com
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J Garrison, from Nebraska, writes the following in his four-out-of-five star review of this book at Amazon.com: "This book appeals to many different audiences. It is a quick read with suitable content to be applicable to workplace management, team building, developing learning communities and personal reflection.

Ubuntu! is a fictional work which takes the reader through the individual and professional transformation of John Peterson from an authoritarian manager and distant spouse and father to a reflective and caring person who understands the value and necessity of recognizing the humanity in all people.

Peterson hits rock bottom in both his work and personal life. He encounters Ubuntu when one of his staff sacrifices personal time to help Peterson out of a professional jam. Thus begins the transformative power of Ubuntu; the power found within a collaborative community striving together by discovering a unity of purpose and humanity. This book is both uplifting and reflective. An added bonus is the insight into the South Africa of today; the power of reconciliation to begin the healing process from the years under apartheid, the poverty that still grips the country; the beauty of the veldt; and the magic that is Africa."

The overall theme of this book is, "We can be fully human only when we live in harmony with others" (p. 99).

Perhaps it's me, I'm a little tired of books built on parables that relate to business, and this is another fictional narrative designed to help businesses build teams and cooperative efforts.

It is well-written, and the book flows well. Unfortunately, I feel the theory on which it is based is common sense, the "how-to-do-it" approach suggested is both predictable and rather mundane, and I felt no attachment to the characters (especially John Peterson) of this fictional story or the story development.

You quickly get a sense of "who cares?" that makes it--even though a quick read (131 pages in a 7.6 x 5.1-inch format)--rather dull and boring. That is why I reproduced J. Garrison's review from Amazon.com at the top of my review of the book.
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