Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

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Hyperion, Feb 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 142 pages
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The 'o-FISH!-al' follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling Fish! and Fish! Tales, Fish! Sticks is a stand alone business parable that shows you how to come up with a vision for your business and how to keep it alive, vital, and renewed through tough times, such as turnover in management and staff or a troubled economy. Using the example of a hugely successful, fictional sushi restaurant as a model for a vision of continual renewal, Fish! Sticks employs the same kind of easy-to-read story that was used in Fish! to illustrate its three major principals of continued success: Commit, Be it, and Coach it. When Stephanie, a new manager, takes over from a wildly popular and now promoted boss, she is faced with the problem of how to keep spirits up in a corporate unit that has, frankly, started to get bored and cranky and revert to its old ways. But then she visits the amazing Taka Sushi (formerly Taka Teriyaki), with its lines of customers cheerfully waiting for hours to get in. Soon, she realizes that the way to keep her employees motivated and her customers delighted can be learned from a bunch of waiters who teach one another everything they need to know. And when she finds out just how the owner of Taka knew to switch her main bill of fare from teriyaki to sushi long before anyone else, what she really discovers is the secret of keeping your work fresh.

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Review: Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

User Review  - Kylie - Goodreads

The concepts in the book were relatively helpful, but the format was awful. It was written in a childish way that I found cringe-inducing. The "story" was so fundamentally lacking in anything of ... Read full review

Review: Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

User Review  - Wilton314 - Goodreads

Another great read, following on from Fish! and Fish! Tales. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Stephen C. Lundin is a writer and filmmaker with a background in business, management, and education. His bestselling book, Fish!, has appeared continuously on the "Wall Street Journal" and "BusinessWeek" bestseller lists, and has been published in 34 languages.

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