Narrated by Bruce Horlick10 hr 54 min
A Passion for Winning tells the story of Aaron Cushman as he lived the "American Dream" – from his days as a struggling World War II veteran to his establishment and leadership of the 25th largest public relations firm in the U.S., which successfully served an impressive array of clients, including Keebler Cookie Co., Serta Mattress Co., Marriott, Century 21 and more. Along the way, Cushman helped to promote a host of celebrities in motion pictures, television and nightclub entertainment, including the Three Stooges, Jane Russell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, among others. He also spent over a decade as co-owner and PR director for the Chicago White Sox under Bill Veeck’s glory days, and later produced twelve World Championship Tennis tournaments.
"Whether it’s sports, show business or Fortune 500 corporations, Cushman knows how to make news. His book is filled with terrific anecdotes about famous people and familiar products," said Irv Kupcinet, the late columnist of the Chicago Sun-Times. In this behind-the-scenes story of his fifty-year career, Cushman reveals his secret to success and how one remarkable man’s creativity and integrity helped shape the PR profession.
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”
Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.
In his forthright and honest autobiography, St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's A Winner!" does more than entertain, however. It provides readers with an inside look at a man they have listened to so often they consider him part of the family.