A parable about adapting to change and overcoming obstacles. This is the story of Ping, a frog who's ignored the signs of his pond drying up around him, and is stuck in the mud. Ping represents everybody who has encountered a setback, needs to take a risk, or is struggling with the challenges of change -- that is to say, he is all of us. Ping's tale inspires us to take risks and persevere-and shows us the limitless possibilities that can result when the decision is made to take a leap of faith.
A glib amalgamation of Taoism, business advice and self-help axioms, this brief, cutely illustrated business parable seeks to capture fans of Who Moved My Cheese? Gold (Tiger Heart, Tiger Mind, etc.) follows the adventures of a frog named Ping, who's forced into risky adventure when his pond dries up, compelling him to seek out a new place to hop. Along his search, Ping comes under the tutelage of Owl, a wise old bird who teaches Ping about "the Way" and the "intentional life" and who often speaks in Yoda-ish constructions (e.g., "Persistent you are. I'll grant you that"). Meditation sessions with Owl lead Ping to a host of revelations, including the promise that he "will build risk-taking confidence, starting with small risk, working way up until comfortable and confident in the taking of larger risks." Inspiring to some, soporific to others, this book will probably move fastest at airport bookstores.