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9780071626989

Business Lessons from the Edge: Learn How Extreme Athletes Use Intelligent Risk Taking to Succeed in Business

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071626989

  • ISBN10:

    0071626980

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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No guts, no glory. A guide to X-tremesuccesswith insight from Tony Hawk, Carey Hart, and other superstars What does it take to succeed in business? Risk-taking.Preparation. Self-confidence. The same principles thatdrive extreme athletes to the highest peaks of performance.This action-ready guide shows readers howto capture the winning mindsets of champions forextreme success in business and life. Theyll learn inspiring lessons from the careers ofskateboarding star Tony Hawks and business partnerPer Elinder (co-founders of the worlds hottest skateboardcompany), freestyle motocross rider CareyHart (owner of a tattoo/clothing line), and surfersIzzy and Coco Tihany (owners of a surf school andapparel company).

Author Biography

Jim McCormick is a full-time professional.speaker, record-holding skydiver, and former COO for an architectural firm. He is an accomplished skydiver with five .world records, and over 2,700 jumps to his credit.
.Maryann Karinch is a literary agent,.author, and certified personal trainer with over 650 skydives.to her credit and one of the few women to complete the.inaugural Eco-Challenge in Southern Utah.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Unique Is Only the Beginning
Personal Excellence
Grow Up to Be a Cowboy-Honor Your Passion
Flailing Means You're Not Good at It-Know Your Limitations
But Can You Backflip in the Boardroom?-Welcome Humility
Don't Bail Your Board-Exude Integrity
Crash Alone, or Win with a Voice in Your Head-To Be a Top Performer, Get Coached
Give Your Head Some Air-Liberate Your Ideas
Spawn New Tricks-Be a Stimulus for Passion
Climb as Soon as the Weather Breaks-Be Ready to Seize Opportunity
Roll with the Fall-Practice Resilience
Stretch If You're Too Short-Never Give Up
Team Leadership
'I' Does Not Save the Day-Your Team is Critical
Why Doom Yourself to Failure?-Abhor Mediocrity and Average Behavior
Wear Gloves If Your Hands are Cold-Eliminate the Victim Mentality
Let Your Horse Read You-Influence Others with Your Behaviors and Results
Help Them to Summit with You-Create Ways for People to Achieve More as Part of the Team than by Going It Alone
Ski the Best Path, Not the Straightest-Maintain Situational Awareness
Feel the Rush on the Way to the Medal Stand-Celebrate Your Victories
Team Excellence
Add Ten Feet to Your Jump-Insist on Goal Clarity
Think the Rush, Don't Just Feel It-See Risk as a Tool, Not a Threat
Grapple Like a Chess Master-Manage Risk with Contingency Thinking
Think Like a Pilot-Focus Yields Efficiency
Take the Extra Step-Push to the Edge
Try Groping in the Dark-Be Fluid
'Dude, What's Up with the Bull Riding?'-Focus Outward
A Great Ride Isn't Going to Be an Easy Ride-You Have to Find a Way
Conclusion
Appendix: Bios of Featured Athlete-Executives
Glossary
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