Book — xvi, 192 p.,  p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
Foreword MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ix Acknowledgments xiii
1 The Art of Being Unreasonable
2 Why Not? The Powerful Question
3 Forget Conventional Wisdom
4 Do Your Homework No Matter How Much Time It Takes
5 The Value of Being Second
6 How to Work 24/7 and Still Get
8 Hours of Sleep
7 Bright and Young Is a Winning Combination
9 How to Get Results
14 The Logic of Being Logical
15 I Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog
16 Is That the Best You Can Do? Motivating People by Challenging Them
18 It's Better to Be Respected Than Loved
19 Giving Back
20 Education: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
21 The Unreasonableness of Art and Artists
22 Reflections and Second Thoughts
156 Appendix Eli Broad Career Highlights
166 Index 178.
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Unorthodox success principles from a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad's embrace of "unreasonable thinking" has helped him build two Fortune 500 companies, amass personal billions, and use his wealth to create a new approach to philanthropy. He has helped to fund scientific research institutes, K-12 education reform, and some of the world's greatest contemporary art museums. By contrast, "reasonable" people come up with all the reasons something new and different can't be done, because, after all, no one else has done it that way. This book shares the "unreasonable" principles from negotiating to risk-taking, from investing to hiring that have made Eli Broad such a success. * Broad helped to create the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Broad, a new museum being built in downtown Los Angeles * His investing approach to philanthropy has led to the creation of scientific and medical research centers in the fields of genomic medicine and stem cell research * At his alma mater, Michigan State University, he endowed a full-time M.B.A. program, and he and his wife have funded a new contemporary art museum on campus to serve the broader region * Eli Broad is the founder of two Fortune 500 companies: KB Home and SunAmerica If you're stuck doing what reasonable people do and not getting anywhere let Eli Broad show you how to be unreasonable, and see how far your next endeavor can go. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781118173213 20190513
[United States of America] : Nancy Allison Wright, , c2011.
Book — 311 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. + 1 DVD film
"A daughter's memory of her father's aviation career, Ernie "Allie" Allison learning to fly in WWI with the U.S. Air Corps, flying the first U.S. transcontinental with the U.S. Air Mail Service, opening China in 1929 as chief pilot and operations manager for China National Aviation Corporation, working for Chiang Kai-shek before and during the Japanese invasion, returning to the U.S. as Boeing's chief test pilot for the B-29, back to China in 1947 as C.N.A.C. operations manager, Vice-President elect, until 1949 when Mao Tse-tung declared the Peoples Republic"--p. 4 of cover.
Book — 304 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The mystery of Eric Hoffer
The migrant worker
On the waterfront
The true believer
Hoffer as a public figure
The literary life
America and the intellectuals
God, Jehovah, and the Jews
The longshoreman philosopher.
Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher.". (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817914141 20160607
Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia to his department chair at George Mason University, Williams tells an "only in America" story of a life of achievement. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817912550 20160604