FISH! Philosophy, teamwork, enthusiasm and positive attitudes The FISH! Philosophy is a proven way to find joy and energy in our work. FISH! is a fantastic and easy to read book to illustrate how attitude and fun can lead to exceptional customer service. “The Fish Philosophy ” (Applications for work & life) by Ramki . About the Author Stephen C. Lundin, also referred to as the “Big Tuna Ph.D.

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Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Philosophymodeled after the Pike Place Fish Market, is fizh technique to make happy individuals alert and active in the workplace. The character in the book is fictional, and the results she achieved by implementing this philosophy are just as fictional.

View all 3 comments. Learn to enjoy it, or else. With really clever phrases like “choose your attitude” this sage was able to get her team back on track and loving their jobs, life and eachother. One strength of this book is that she formatted most of the chapters by putting many different ways of how to do just one thing. Fish was apparently written in a land where contractions seldom happen, and the dialogue reads like a s industrial about the perils of poor hygiene.

The Fish philosophy is modelled on the work culture of a fishmonger’s at Seattle’s Pike Place Markets. It’s like CS Lewis saying there’s a magic world through the wardrobe. The author s treat you like a child the entire ludin.

What most of us expect – nay want from work is a good moan. Always be “present” while listening to problems of customers, friends or family members.


It really wouldn’t work in this organisation. Of course, I’ve since learned that it’s not nearly that easy. So what stops it from happening? I spend time talking to them and asking questions.

Philosophy to build supportive relationships with students and help students practice personal responsibility. This book left me with the impression that I can use these ideas in my life. It started out as a 3 and just slid downward.

Book Summary – FISH! by Stephen Lundin

Of course it’s inane, crass, irrelevant to workplace realities and ultimately condescending to workers who rightly realize that their intelligence is being insulted by yet another lumpen metaphoric “lesson” barely better than those suitable for the comprehension of Mr. In a way it’s sort of abrasive to have them throwing this book at underlings and saying, “Here, get a good attitude!

I guess what I’m getting at is the corporate world is full of misanthropes. I hope to apply it to my work and teams. John Christensen created this philosophy in to improve ” organizational philosolhy “.

Accommodating the people they work with that they don’t like. As someone who works directly with the clients, I always try to make their day. View all 13 comments. Oct 26, K.

Philosophh suggestion of beach balls and throwing footballs around the room from the second book “Fish Tales” is any safety manager’s nightmare.

Days led to weeks and weeks to months. Have fun with them as well 4. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s rotten for proving that you’re right.

Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin

And there’s absolutely no getting around the immediate reaction to all things Fish: It’s important to me to make sure they are happy. It seemed like the author thought that only stupid office people or those who after reading the fairy tales while they were very young were not required by their schools to read another book would have the interest to read his book. Also, you have to assume that the work that the employees are doing is actually value added work.


The last step, Be Present, once again I feel if that this level of presence isn’t good for the employees but it’s great for the company. While some may find the story line and prescriptions–such as “Choose Your Attitude,” “Make Their Day,” and “Be Present”–downright corny, others will find a good dose of worthwhile motivational management techniques.

Fish! Philosophy

Everyone who disagrees becomes a straw man you can set ablaze. Check the name and profiles of the 3 authors: The author achieved describing his topic very well. I can choose my response and in turn how I treat people in my day to day life. Jul 28, Trudy rated it really liked it. The Present Moment Team members related personal stories on the importance of being present for people and identified how to be fully present for one another and their customers.

I believe fish was an appropriate name because when I finished with it, I wanted to wrap it up in newspaper and put it out with the trash!