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Written as an engaging parable, Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentoring, and Next Level Success brings to life real-world challenges (and their solutions) and presents them in simple, yet powerful terms. The book explores the vital importance of networking, explores the steps that lead to successful networking, and explains why we need it.   

Swim! dives deep into the concepts of mentorship and the power of human connection. While too many business leaders spend their time obsessing about facts, figures, and the bottom line, it is more important for them to learn to manage relationships. Once attention shifts to relationships, businesses, and careers can reach the next level of success. Written by a leading motivational speaker, this book offers ideas that can be applied to both personal and business life. This book will allow you to understand the importance of establishing habits and rituals; tap into the power of a positive mindset; discover the value of teamwork; and learn to use intentional language about workplace culture.  

Swim! is an entertaining book that highlights the significant concept of connecting and building relationships and includes the tools needed to become more self-aware about our roles and contributions in our industries.

©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Simply amazing

If you can’t learn something from this book, you probably never will. I will be recommending this book to all my friends.

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Worth absorbing

Huge fan of Walter Bond's Sacred Six.
A book I'll also order in hard copy, to share.

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  • 10-08-2019

A great lesson through a great story

I really enjoyed the story. I was totally caught up as the main character Scotty explains the value of mentorship and empathy. We may all strive to be sharks, but we all have paths when we’re sucker fish, and days when we’re parasites. Great book and I’d recommend to anyone that’s considering mentorship and mentoring others. 5 Stars all around.

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  • ibsingn
  • 13-04-2021

Great Story and message!

This is a wonderful story that has a motivating message. I did not want the book to end.

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  • katana
  • 03-04-2021

This book is a must to listen or read

I like the story , I love the content of this book , and I am impressed by explanation .

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  • MR
  • 30-03-2021

Diiferent approach to teaching leadership traits

Content was good and it was a neat twist on getting the message across. The story line was a bit childish but overall I would recommend this book to others.

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  • Javin Foreman
  • 28-03-2021

Amazing story

Absolutely incredible book. This took me on a journey and was very rich. Insights on leadership, self examination, relationship building and what success truly is. Bravo.

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  • Khari
  • 14-03-2021

Great story, even better lessons!!

I had no idea what to expect when I started this. I am happy to admit that it was not only inspiring and educational, but also very engaging and emotional. I found myself tearing up, cheering and talking back at some points. I was very pleased with the narration, the course of the story and what I walked away with. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Benji
  • 12-02-2021

Absolutely Amazing!

When I heard Walter speak a few weeks ago I downloaded his book immediately. It is truly a next level read. The concept, the principles, the motivation is extraordinary! God bless you Walter! Thanks for being a Shark and showing me the way to SWIIIIM!

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  • Joshua
  • 27-12-2020

Swimmmm...

Great listen and great performance. I found the ideals to be Inspiration and truly though provoking. The stories are good and a bit emotional at times. It may be smart to have a box of tissues if you are a crier, in a good way!!!

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  • kristen D.
  • 30-10-2020

Great insight

I really enjoyed the book. it was a bit corny at parts but overall I love it!!

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  • Coach Leah
  • 18-07-2020

Audible version is a HIT!!!

I purchased the Audible version during the pandemic. I primarily listened while in my car. OMG... What I treat! During the COVID-19 Stay Home/Be Safe ordinances, my brief grocery store commutes would get longer and longer - farther and farther. I would literally find places to drive to - or simply stay parked at my destination for a bit - listening - in anticipation of what would happen next! Definitely a "page turner" - wait, uh, um, I mean "corner turner"...

As a leader, the relatable life lessons shared through the "Sacred Six" are certain to be a game changer in your perspective, or at minimum confirm skills you had already learned - causing you be more intentional in your approach.

Well done, Walter Bond!

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  • ronnie
  • 10-01-2020

No science, just a feel good story

This book could be a feel good film starring Tom Hanks, you can see what's going to happen, but it's a good listen all the same.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 15-10-2019

fantastic best book in my library, very powerful

5 stars excellent really enjoyed it ,one of the best books iv listened too thanks

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  • Andrew Barley
  • 19-09-2019

SWIM!!

great book, unsure at first, but it grabs you and makes you think and Evaluate.

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