Our Iceberg Is Melting

  • by John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new edition of the classic business parable that has sold more than a million copies since 2006.
Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations.
The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. A group of beautiful emperor penguins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him.
The characters in the story, Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo, are like people we recognize - even ourselves. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles, and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It's a story that is occurring in different forms all around us today - but the penguins handle the very real challenges a great deal better than most of us.
Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on pioneering work that shows how eight steps produce needed change in any sort of group. It's a story that can be enjoyed by anyone while at the same time providing invaluable guidance for a world that just keeps moving faster and faster.


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Customer Reviews

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Fun listen, loved the voices

A fairly quick and fun listen, loved the voices and the water splashes, etc. Too cute! The narration (and sounds) really brought the book to life. Interesting and insightful story for sure. I was reading this for a book club at work and it really illustrates what a corporate culture can be like and how teams need to work together for one common goal. Worth a listen!
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- Elizabeth

speed up the reading

I was able to follow the book while playing it at 2x. This cut my read time in half (math).
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- Matt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio