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Summary

"It's Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life... and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction."

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.

No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy - the kind of positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their teams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, non-profit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy.

For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!

©2009 Jon Gordon (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

Critic reviews

"If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your organization with spirit, listen to this audio book...Thanks, Jon, for pumping us up and making sure we get on the right bus." (Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level)

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Not a bad book but I just couldn’t get into it at all… I couldn’t even finish the book.

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Brilliant

Loved it, both entertaining and packed with great strategies. Totally going to become an energy ambassador

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Dreadful

Sensationalised drivel. Aligned closely to the ideals of stoicism. However, packaged more appropriately for a 5 year old.

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Great boost!

A great listen for anyone who may be struggling not only at work but in general, and could do with a positive story with worthwhile lessons.

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Best mindset shift

loved this book if you need a positivity boost then this book is for you x

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Thought provoking

A great book. Thought provoking yet easy to listen to. The rules can apply to all aspects of your life, not just work.

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  • 28-06-20

Team Management

A fantastic guide on Team Management, very practical and applicable in a story everyone can relate to.

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brilliant

love it. very inspired by the book. would reccomend to others in network marketing industry

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Great!

Great gift for a fried or colleague who is in a bad patch. uplifting and creative.

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Super nice and sweet and easy and truly beautiful. Short but really reach and I really enJOYed!

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  • 10-03-17

Simple but Profound

Very basic, easy to listen to story, a bit predictable at times, but well worth the listen. A great book to give yourself an attitude check and remember why and how attitude matters. I will keep the rules where I can see them for sure.

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  • 10-03-17

Great Book

This was a great book on staying postive. I love it. AND THE NARRATOR WAS AWESOME!

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  • 06-03-17

inspiring

this was a great book, definitely a game and life changer. I loved how everyone played a role and had something to contribute on the bus.

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  • 02-03-17

A Godwink for me!

This book fuels the positive energy needed for all areas in your life. It's a huge energy booster! Great for those striving to be a CEO!

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  • Kenny
  • 22-06-15

Too Painful to Listen to

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The general idea is ok. You should be positive. ok, got it, done. I've just summed up the book. Not a bad premise for a book but wow.

Absolutely horrible writing skills. I mean this was killing me to get through it. really the writer just did not have any ability to make a realistic scenario. All of the characters were horrible sitcom stereotypes that had really bad dialog. I could not imagine a single one of these conversations happening in real life.

The narration was also over the top and horrible. Just stereotypical voices and mannerism not even worthy of a show on the Disney Channel.

The premise was simple and could have been good if it was just a book and didn't try to go for this horrible fable. Just bad.

Honestly the counter to this would be the Five Dysfunctions of a team. Same basic concept but MUCH better delivery.

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  • Fayez Ibbini
  • 28-01-13

What a waste of time

What disappointed you about The Energy Bus?

Nothing new. A collection of worn out advice; "you need vision, focus, enthusiasm, purpose and love! plus few other trite advice. It's as though we have all been waiting for the author to tell us that to succeed you need enthusiasm! like there is a switch that you can just flick on!
Why anyone need to write a whole book when a small article would be an overkill is beyond me. Save your money and 3 hours of pointless listening.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Gordon’s performances?

No

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  • Curt Wang
  • 19-06-10

The Energy Bus

Really enjoyed this book. The principles and story are simple and maybe some you have heard before, but I still think they are powerful. They have been put together in a fun and engaging fable. Also, I found the issues addressed rang true to real work situations.

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  • Cassidy Rose
  • 27-10-15

Super energetic

I loved the book it makes you think about your life and what everything means.

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  • Lara
  • 20-12-11

inspiring

Would you listen to The Energy Bus again? Why?

Definitely to be listened again, everytime needing an inspiring and uplifting, an effective tool for cheering up and fighting back.

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  • Shemia
  • 03-03-09

Simple, straightforward

I loved this book. The tips are simple, yet relevant, doable, and sensible. Jon Gordon as the narrator works, he has an uplifted, energetic, enthusiastic delivery that fits with the book without going over the top.

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