By Bill Burke, Ted Turner
"Early to mattress, early to upward push, work like hell and advertise!"
those phrases of fatherly suggestion contributed to shaping Ted Turner's impressive lifestyles, yet they simply start to clarify the colourful, lively, and distinctive type that has made Ted into some of the most notable company executives of our time. alongside the way in which - between his quite a few accomplishments -- Ted turned one of many richest males on this planet, the biggest land proprietor within the usa, revolutionized the tv enterprise with the production of TBS and CNN, grew to become a champion sailor and winner of the America's Cup, and took domestic a global sequence championship trophy in 1995 as proprietor of the Atlanta Braves.
An cutting edge entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is really a dwelling legend, and now, for the 1st time, he unearths his own tale. From his tricky youth to the winning release of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no information or emotions and takes the reader alongside on a wild and infrequently bumpy journey.
You'll additionally pay attention Ted's own tackle how we will keep the world...share his stories within the dugout at the day while he appointed himself as supervisor of the Atlanta Braves....learn how he nearly misplaced his existence within the 1979 Fastnet crusing race (but got here out the winner)...and notice remarkable information about his dealings with Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, invoice Gates, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and plenty of extra of the main influential humans of the prior part century.
Ted additionally doesn't lower from the darker and extra intimate information of his existence. together with his traditional frankness, he discusses a adolescence of loneliness (he used to be left at a boarding university by way of his mom and dad on the soft age of four), and the emotional impression of devastating losses (Ted's loved sister died at seventeen and his hard-charging father dedicated suicide while Ted was once nonetheless in his early twenties). Turner can be coming near near approximately his marriages, together with the single to Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda.
alongside the best way, Ted's associates, colleagues, and kin are both revealing of their certain "Ted Stories" that are peppered during the ebook. Jane Fonda, specially, offers exciting insights into Ted's internal force and personality.
In name ME TED, you'll pay attention Ted Turner's particular voice on each web page. regularly forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and supplies a decent account of what he's all approximately. Inspiring and exciting, name ME TED sheds new mild on one of many maximum visionaries of our time.
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13 Cioran’s memories of mythical Răşinari emphasize the natural elements: the river, the snow, the hills and forests, but dwell little on the parental home. They situate the happy, carefree child outside his home, alone as if orphaned. Paradise does not have a history nor historical figures; it is only a landscape with wild life. 14 Răşinari, Transylvania, 1911–1921 27 In keeping with the romantic spirit that animates him, Cioran fondly and typically exaggerates the uniqueness of his happiness as a child, an exaggeration which in turn intensifies to the extreme his sense of loss.
It was, first and foremost, his own life experience. His existential prose draws upon it. ”25 During the years of his revolutionary youth—the decade of the 1930s, characterized by the rise of fascism in Western Europe and Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia—Cioran, like Wordsworth and Byron, was deeply political and “subscribed to fanaticism, rage and madness,” with a desperate abandon that was unusually intense and vehement. This was the time of Cioran’s involvement with Romania’s Iron Guard movement.
Closer to Pascal than Vigny,”9 the Romanian-born Cioran had not merely arrived on the French literary scene; he blazed across it like the meteor, symbol of obscurely powerful poetic genius, in Mallarmé’s poem, “calme bloc ici-bas chu d’un desastre obscur”10 [calm [granite] block fallen down here from some dark disaster]. ” This biography covers the crucial first stages of his career, from 1911, the year of his birth, to 1949, the year of his consecration as a French writer, which marks his final break with his Romanian roots.