Animals Inc.: A Business Parable for the 21st Century

Version: Abridged
Author: Kenneth A. Tucker , Vandana Allman
Narrator: Jim Ward
Genres: Business & Economics, Career Development, Motivation
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: February 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and the Fish! series comes an entertaining and time-tested parable about how to maximize a business career around one's strengths.

A group of animals with self-perceived shortcomings but great aspirations decides to attend school to become more well-rounded. But as the rabbit tries to swim, the pig tries to climb trees, and the others try to improve their "weaknesses," they end up frustrated and unhappy with each other. ANIMALS, INC. is a simple but powerful parable explaining a basic but vital business lesson: executives, managers, and employees need to focus on their strengths rather than spending too much time concentrating on their weaknesses. Gallup tells listeners how.

Reviews (2)

Fun Listen

Written by rckate on August 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This was an entertaining story. Many groaner puns that made it a very fun book to listen to. Did not learn anything specifically new about management but enjoyed the book.


Written by Ermilo Gonzales III on November 17th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Worth a good rental, but don't expect anything ground breaking, or something that makes you go ahhh.. I books with simple points and illustrations, however, something is missing here in this book. Great concept, funny lines, but something is missing. Good common sense.