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You Don't Have To Be A Shark To Be A Success In Business

Although you don't think of yourself as a shark in business, you are smart, ambitious, and want to succeed. With the challenge of the Information Age looming large on the horizon, your adaptability to change, your search for the elegant solution to every kind of problem, your desire to work with the system and with ot
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Hardcover, 284 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by William Morrow & Company
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JP
May 18, 2013 JP rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not the most inspirational writing but the concept more than carries it through. Lynch started talking about flow, in a sense, long before the emphasis it has received in recent years. Unlike the shark and carp personalities, the dolphin: monitors the future steadily; learns constantly from the past; searches for the appropriate response; understands the dynamics of risk and stress; anticipates lag; lets go up front; is open to purpose both as compass and barometer; clearly articulates visi ...more
Alyce Rocco
Apr 08, 2015 Alyce Rocco rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
Great expectations for Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World by Dudley Lynch & Paul L. Kordis lead to great disappointment.

I muddled through the Introduction and first chapters reading more about Sharks and Carps then Dolphins. Though somewhat interesting (ah, Barry is a shark, Lori a carp, I might be a dolphin.) The charts did not make sense; had to read further to find explanations which did not clarify, perhaps due to excess of Shark, Carp info.

I did the first exercis
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Lorna Collins
If you have been swimming in the corporate sea and thinking its a cess pool, this book is a must read. There are sharks. There are carps. There are even pseudo-carps. But you are a dolphin and how and what does a dolphin do when confronted with a sea where you know you don't belong?

Lynch and Kordis explain using an evocative metaphor how dolphins can learn to live and thrive in the sea of life!
Claire S
One of those books-with-a-paradigm, which - depending on how adjacent it is to you, can be very useful or not useful at all. I read it after a conversation with my Mom, and so it was very relevant and I liked the parts I read a lot. I actually can't remember now what about resonated so deeply- it's like it went right into my subconscious and remains buried there. Will do a better review when I re-read..
Peter
Jun 12, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
know yourself and live in clarity with dignity and grace.......
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Dudley Lynch has published by-lined articles in 250 periodicals on six continents, including Reader's Digest, Business Week, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine (special sections), The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and The Economist. His book, Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World (written with a colleague), was a Literary Guild alternative section, has been published in sev ...more
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