Call Me Ted by Ted TurnerThis memoir lives up to its billing. The voice is Teds through and through. What makes it unique is his raw, unflinching honesty in conveying his assets and liabilities , both personal and professional. I found myself wincing at times while reading, not just because of what was done to Ted, but also because of what he did/neglected to do and/or said to others. Captain Outrageous and the mouth from the South were terms often used to describe Ted, and, indeed, were appropriate. His relentless and boundless energy and drive have become legend. How many billionaire baseball owners (Atlanta Braves) would get down on their hands and knees and roll a baseball to first base (using their face to roll the ball)as a way of promoting interest in their team? Yet there are lines in business he will not cross, and those lines, defined by him, include a code of honor and truthfulness. His word and his handshake are as good as his signature. Sadly they dont seem to apply to his personal life. He admits struggling with monogamy and appears to have spent little time with his children on a day-to-day basis. Yet he is devoted to them, in his fashion, and that devotion appears quite genuine.
It takes one confident guy to allow former wives, former employees and ex-business partners the opportunity to share their Ted stories in ones memoir, particularly when their parting was painful. I think the inclusion of their opinions in this work represent the man himself. He is non-conforming, creative, brilliant and just plain remarkable. As he says to everyone he meets, Call me Ted.
His legacy to the preservation of open land in the United States will surpass that of the Rockefellers. He was the last amateur to form a team that competed in the Americas Cup. He revolutionized television and brought us news, old movies and cartoons, 24 hours per day. And he is only 70. Wonder whats next?
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Throughout his career, Ted Turner has won recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen; sharp business skills; a vision that transformed television; leadership qualities that won sports championships; and his unprecedented philanthropy. Turner began his career as an account executive with Turner Advertising Company and entered the television business in when he acquired Atlanta independent UHF station channel The following year, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In October , the company merged with Time Warner Inc. The company later changed its name back to Time Warner Inc.
Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.
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Who Is Ted Turner?
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