Searching for a Model of Excellence
Ray’s son, John, assumed leadership of ChartHouse Learning in 1998. John was fascinated by people who loved their work. One day in Seattle, he encountered a large crowd surrounding a little fish market. The fishmongers were throwing fish to one another, but more important, they were throwing themselves into their work with energy and enthusiasm. John was hypnotized; he also noticed the market sold a lot of fish.
“I wanted what the fishmongers had,” John recalls. “I wanted to inspire people to work wholeheartedly, with purpose, while having fun. I saw how this passion leads to excellence.”
John’s visit inspired him to make the video FISH!, which became a global phenomenon. Today ChartHouse Learning is the official home of the FISH! Philosophy, offering a family of FISH! Philosophy learning products for people who want to build more effective teams and organizations.