Later he went on to own radio stations, serve on the boards of several Fortune companies, and to selflessly dedicate his time and energies to various foundations. He lives in Los Angeles. Jim Martyka is a professional freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor. Andrea Erickson Davis is a professional freelance writer, editor, artist, and community activist based in Southern California.
Closing the Gap
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Headed to Siberia of the North. Luck ls When Preparation Meets Opportunity. How to Play the Perfect Game. His reputation as one of the most respected businessmen in America is discussed, including his time serving on the board of directors for Fortune companies, taking part in various foundations, and speaking to audiences of all ages about his experiences. From growing up in a poor, segregated small town in the South to the intense pressure he endured as a college athlete contemplating his future, this evocation pays homage to a man who has worked hard to achieve all that he has, always appreciating the fruits of his labors with care, respect, and devout passion.
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Jan 07, Gary Baughn rated it liked it. It's always fun to run through the Glory Years again, but Willie Davis has more to offer than a simple rehash. He is a driven, success-oriented individual, who was always looking beyond football to the business world, and who built a beverage and media empire out of his football connections, his own hard work and his clear vision of what it took to be successful.
Growing up in a one parent home, Willie was not allowed to play football early in high school because his earning power was critical t It's always fun to run through the Glory Years again, but Willie Davis has more to offer than a simple rehash. Growing up in a one parent home, Willie was not allowed to play football early in high school because his earning power was critical to the family's survival.
While it was initially his talent that carried him away from that situation, he never betrayed that talent by relying on it alone, he always added hard work and preparation to the equation. Jul 01, Jim Melcher rated it really liked it.
Closing the Gap: Lombardi, the Packers Dynasty, and the Pursuit of Excellence
Better than average sports autobiography. Davis' story is literally one of rags to riches. One unique organizing principle was giving each subsection a title reflecting one of Davis' values.