A skinny boy at boarding school, he takes to boxing and, despite many a knockdown, perseveres to become a champion. The updated with tributes from many famous Canadians and an afterword by co-author Robert Brehl is scheduled to be released in September, 2009. The book was co-written with Robert Brehl, a former journalist who is currently a speechwriter and corporate communications advisor with his own firm,. Bookseller: , New York, United States. Contains three sections of color and black and white illustrations from photographs. Red remainder mark along bottom page edges.
This is where both Relentless and Izzy fall short. Throughout Relentless, Ted Rogers is portrayed as a proud Canadian, a maverick, a self-made man, and so on. Even as primers on corporate success, the books are flawed. Rogers and Asper are Canadian entrepreneurial icons and both certainly had uncommon business acumen. This year the machinery mythologizing the high rollers of capitalism is grinding mightily, with the focus turning to media magnates.
Those who are not, like Izzy Asper and Ted Rogers, should not be thrust into it. Small tear to upper front tip. For better or worse, some men, like Richard Branson, are made for the spotlight, and gladly embrace it. They represent the old school of business thinking based on big credit, schmooze-and-booze dealing, and overt political manoeuvering. Relentless is the amazing story of a young man who overcame the early death of his fatherwhich cost the family a burgeoning radio businessto establish and nurture one of the biggest communications companies in North America.
. Bookseller: , Saskatchewan, Canada Harpercollins Canada. Bookseller: , Saskatchewan, Canada New York: Harper Collins, 2008. Relentless: The True Story of the Man Behind Rogers Communications Author , with Robert Brehl Country Language Genre s , HarperCollins Canada Ltd. Relentless, published mere weeks before Ted Rogers death in late 2008, is filled with back-room deals, on-air battles and the often outrageous exploits of an extraordinary entrepreneur. Asper, with his passion for jazz, cigarettes, martinis, and business in that order , comes across as part scrappy entrepreneur, part buffoon.
On April 7, 2009, Relentless was nominated for a , alongside works by Margaret Atwood, Peter C. Near Fine in hardcover in Fine dustjacket. Asper and Rogers are men who knew what they wanted and worked all their lives to get it. Contains three sections of color and black and white illustrations from photographs. But Newman does manage to posthumously imbue his subject with an offbeat liveliness. Flat-signed by author on ffep. Rogers and Brehl are so desperate to paint many different pictures of the mogul that the final image is hopelessly blurred.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. From there, the book descends into a plodding timeline of investments, business deals, and power plays, punctuated with a litany of A-list name-dropping and astronomical dollar figures. New York: Harper Collins, 2008. On the other hand, in true Hearstian fashion, he thought that just because he owned a printing press he could dictate what his papers reported. The clichés come fast and thick. Black remainder mark along bottom page edges. Near Fine in hardcover in Near Fine dustjacket.
These two books share the predicament of most business bios: they are, ultimately, unnecessary. The first act is certainly the most entertaining of the three. But the assumption behind chronicling their lives is that these lives — the personas behind the business deals — and the lessons they can teach aspiring entrepreneurs are fascinating in and of themselves. . .
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