The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers

The Business of Being the Best: Inside the World of Go-Getters and Game Changers

by Molly Fletcher
     
 

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From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, top performers dominate every field. How do they do it? Is it luck, circumstance, or are there traits and behaviors that propel the highest achievers to the top 1 percent?

Few people are better positioned to answer this question than Molly Fletcher. Dubbed by CNN "the female Jerry

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Overview

From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, top performers dominate every field. How do they do it? Is it luck, circumstance, or are there traits and behaviors that propel the highest achievers to the top 1 percent?

Few people are better positioned to answer this question than Molly Fletcher. Dubbed by CNN "the female Jerry Maguire," Fletcher rose to the top of a tough, male-dominated field to become a leading sports agent with unique access to hundreds of successful athletes, coaches, and broadcasters in baseball, golf, basketball, and football. Whether at the contract negotiation table with a team's top brass or behind the scenes with her players, Fletcher knows what makes high achievers tick.

The Business of Being the Best draws on her conversations with legends like Arthur Blank, the founder of Home Depot and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons; John Smoltz, celebrated pitcher and winner of baseball's Cy Young Award; Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach; and basketball National Championship coach Tom Izzo. Their stories create an invaluable playbook, and Fletcher tells us exactly how anyone can put their strategies to work. Peak performers understand that everything is a negotiation and push the bottom line accordingly. Fletcher knows as well as anyone how to drive a hard bargain—she has managed sports contracts worth a cumulative $500 million—and the genuine trust and rapport of her method guarantees top-notch results in any kind of deal. Negotiation is just the beginning, and Fletcher demystifies a wide range of tactics of the top 1 percent, from effective personal branding to likeability, to giving back to your community.

No matter what you do, or why you do it, if you want to get better, The Business of Being the Best is the authoritative guide to help you win like a champion.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Molly Fletcher is a fierce negotiator, sports businessowner, and brilliant business mind. I highly recommend TheBusiness of Being the Best.
—Roger Staubach

“Molly Fletcher is an MVP sports agent, and that's why Itrusted her during my Major League Baseball career. Read this bookand embrace the advice inside. It will teach you important skillsand tactics you need to know to excel—not just at thenegotiation tableor in your career, but in other aspects of yourlife.”
—John Smoltz, former pitcher, Atlanta Braves; winner, CyYoung Award

“Molly Fletcher breaks down the keys to being the best totheir core elements. She then takes it a step further by providingexamples and practical tips that anyone can apply to succeed inbusiness and life. There's something for everyone in thisbook.”
—Arthur M. Blank, owner, Atlanta Falcons; founder, HomeDepot

“Anyone trying to be the best needs all the help they canget. Molly Fletcher and her book can provide just that help. TheBusiness of Being the Best is a must-read for highachievers.”
—Jim Kennedy, chairman, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

“This is a must-read. It is compelling and destined to bea classic. Molly Fletcher has given you a gift with The Businessof Being the Best, and best of all, she practices what shepreaches.”
—Tom Izzo, head men's basketball coach, Michigan StateUniversity

“Informative, tactical, and executable, The Business ofBeing the Best will inspire and enhance you. Buy it, read it,and implement it in your life.”
—Kathy Betty, former owner, Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

“If there's anybody who knows what it means to be thebest, it's Molly Fletcher. In The Business of Being the Bestshe shares wisdom that inspires, encourages, and empowers readersto be the best professional, best parent, and basically best personthey can be. This book is a gift.”
—Ernie Johnson Jr., sportscaster, TNT/TBS

The Business of Being the Best unlocks valuabletraits for the go-getters and change agents. The stories arecompelling, the messages are clear, and passion for business andlife comes through in every story. I hope millions read and getinspired!”
— Edie Fraser, senior consultant, DiversifiedSearch

The Business of Being The Best is a diamond mineof insight. Filled with gems from the world's most successfulleaders, this invaluable guide will make your business glitter andyour career shine.”
— Joey Reiman, CEO, BrightHouse; author, Thinking for aLiving

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118060100
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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