Jon Gordon – The Seed

A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life. New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.

Josh, an up-and-comer at a leading technology company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed.

Through Josh’s journey cross-country journey, you’ll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. When he discovers where and how to plant the seed, you’ll get a new sense of what it means to live and work with passion and purpose.

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!

Author: Jon Gordon
Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt
Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes
Released: 11 Dec 2005
Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

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I honestly don’t get all the 4- and 5-star reviews. I started to read this book, which is required reading for a class, but I couldn’t force myself to get through the first chapter. I thought maybe listening to it would make it easier to get through it and purchased the audio book. Nope. The story is hokey and written at a 3rd grade level. It’s EXTREMELY preachy-Christian and I’m an atheist so I was uncomfortable reading/listening to it. At one point, the main character’s father points out how creation of the earth and humanity is the only thing that makes sense. That’s the point where I drew the line and stopped listening. It’s something I’ll definitely be mentioning in my class evaluation. And finally, the narrator is very annoying. I returned the audio book for a refund.