By Bill Burke, Ted Turner
"Early to mattress, early to upward thrust, work like hell and advertise!"
those phrases of fatherly suggestion contributed to shaping Ted Turner's striking lifestyles, yet they simply start to clarify the colourful, vigorous, and detailed variety that has made Ted into the most outstanding enterprise executives of our time. alongside the way in which - between his quite a few accomplishments -- Ted turned one of many richest males on the earth, the most important land proprietor within the usa, revolutionized the tv company with the construction of TBS and CNN, grew to become a champion sailor and winner of the America's Cup, and took domestic an international sequence championship trophy in 1995 as proprietor of the Atlanta Braves.
An cutting edge entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is really a dwelling legend, and now, for the 1st time, he unearths his own tale. From his tricky formative years to the profitable release of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no info or emotions and takes the reader alongside on a wild and infrequently bumpy journey.
You'll additionally pay attention Ted's own tackle how we will retailer the world...share his reports within the dugout at the day whilst he appointed himself as supervisor of the Atlanta Braves....learn how he virtually misplaced his existence within the 1979 Fastnet crusing race (but got here out the winner)...and realize extraordinary information about his dealings with Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, invoice Gates, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and plenty of extra of the main influential humans of the earlier part century.
Ted additionally doesn't reduce from the darker and extra intimate info of his existence. along with his traditional frankness, he discusses a adolescence of loneliness (he was once left at a boarding university by way of his mom and dad on the gentle age of four), and the emotional influence of devastating losses (Ted's loved sister died at seventeen and his hard-charging father devoted suicide while Ted used to be nonetheless in his early twenties). Turner can be impending approximately his marriages, together with the only to Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda.
alongside the best way, Ted's associates, colleagues, and relations are both revealing of their detailed "Ted Stories" that are peppered through the publication. Jane Fonda, in particular, presents interesting insights into Ted's internal force and personality.
In name ME TED, you'll listen Ted Turner's exact voice on each web page. constantly forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and supplies a decent account of what he's all approximately. Inspiring and unique, name ME TED sheds new gentle on one of many maximum visionaries of our time.
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