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Often the Most Underestimated Skill

Being able to endure like a wildebeest should be one of the most admired and desired skills. The person who wins is often not the fastest or the one who comes in first, but the one who is willing to endure and finish the race. We al…

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Thank you to our loyal readers

We have well over 200 reviews on for Surviving Your Serengeti (
Thank you. Thank YOU! THANK YOU!!!

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Surviving Your Serengeti short cuts

We have receive so many calls and emails asking us to direct people to certain pages, either within our website, or to one of the many online activities regarding Surviving Your Serengeti so here is the list of short cuts we created a year ago.
Home page  –
Read the Latest Buzz  –
Get First Two Chapters Free –
Book Club Download –
To Watch Videos –
Share Your Serengeti Story –
Bestseller Lists We Made –
Quiz on Website – […]

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Why is the Cheetah on the cover of a business book?

Well, now that I think about it, there are probable about four reasons. Remember I am a strategic lion myself, so the cover wasn’t just a random, quick choice – it was planned, considered, researched, considered again, reviewed and considered again.
So reason one. I love the “big cats” and of the big three felines in Africa – the lion, leopard and cheetah – the cheetah is my favorite.  The slender, sleek, graceful, swift predator has beautiful golden, short, spotted fur with a bushy white tuft […]

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10 Great Ideas From A Recent Business Book

Thanks to Eileen McClelland who recently wrote a blog post featuring “10 Great Ideas From A Recent Business Book” and featured Surviving Your Serengeti. You can read her post here.


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Tenacity Creates Incredibly Inspiring Stories

Life is difficult for most people. Striving and achieving at any level requires talent, focus, commitment and tons of endurance. To succeed at the highest level such as the Olympics is not possible for most of us.
So when you see someone reach that level of excellence it is moving… and 100 times more, when that person has a serious disability…such as no legs.
I can’t even begin to fathom what it would be to be a double amputee. Yet South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is now […]

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One Company’s Trash – Another Company’s Treasure

Great story of someone who saw the future.
In the late 1980s, Ken Kutaragi was watching his daughter play a Nintendo game console and he realized the potential of video games. At that time, Sony’s executives had little interest in video games, and when Nintendo expressed interest, Kutaragi responded by working in secret. Sony execs nearly fired him after discovering his sideline project, but then-CEO Norio Ohga realized the value of his innovation and encouraged Kutaragi’s efforts. With Sony’s blessing, Kutaragi worked with Nintendo […]

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Happy Anniversary Serengeti

Today is the six-month anniversary of the official publication date of Surviving Your Serengeti by John Wiley and Sons, on March 1st, 2011. What a memorable and thrilling experience it has been. To each and everyone, a huge thanks your generous support and praise!
The Serengeti Team

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Anaheim Launch!

Anaheim Launch!
We are at the Anaheim Convention center in California. First Surviving Your Serengeti books officially sold. Stefan at the booth signing. We are swamped. Hundreds and hundreds of people! Crazy busy!!! First photos can be seen here! Stefan is the keynote at Keller Williams Family Reunion this week. 9,000 people. Lots more details to come when we get time to post.
DJ Swanepoel

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Pre-Valentines Day Was Pretty Awesome

The Final Countdown
So here we are, two weeks before the publication of my new book Surviving Your Serengeti, and all the preparations for its launch is going smoothly. I just received my copy of the book that is slated to be in bookstores on Monday February 28th (publication date is March 1st) and it looks amazing!
The Fast Track
While all this preparation is underway, our publishers, J Wiley & Sons (allegedly due to strong encouragement from me) has placed “Serengeti” (our nickname for the book) on […]

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