Driven from Within [NOOK Book]

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Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms.

His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular performances in sports history, while his enduring grace and unique sense of style made him equally famous in the worlds of fashion, business, and marketing.

In Driven from Within, Michael makes it clear that the basis for his phenomenal...

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Overview

Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms.

His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular performances in sports history, while his enduring grace and unique sense of style made him equally famous in the worlds of fashion, business, and marketing.

In Driven from Within, Michael makes it clear that the basis for his phenomenal success came from the inside out, thanks in part to those who guided him along the way. His skill, work ethic, philosophy, personal style, competitiveness and presence have flowed from the basketball court and into every facet of his life.

Nearly three years removed from his last turn as an athlete, Michael's 20th Air Jordan shoe has helped push Nike's Brand Jordan division to nearly $500 million in sales.

"Nothing of value comes without being earned, That's why great leaders are those who lead by example first. You can't demand respect because of a title or a position and expect people to follow. That might work for a little while, but in the long run people respond to the what they see."

This is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the awe-inspiring energy generated when people combine their creativity and passion, and a fearless desire to lead.

Whether waking at 6 A.M. to work out as a high school junior, or spending hours with legendary designer Tinker Hatfield on the intricacies f state-of-the-art shoe design, Michael Jordan has never wavered in his desire to be the best.

"It all started with an appetite to prove. Whether it was competing with my siblings or trying to get attention from my parents, I wanted to show what I could do, what I was capable of accomplishing. I wanted results, and I was driven to find out the best way to get them."

Everyone knows the results. In Driven from Within, Michael Jordan and those in his inner circle reveal the philosophy that makes it all happen.

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"My drive came from trying to prove myself to others. Whether it was competing with my siblings or trying to get attention from my parents. I had an appetite to prove who I was and what I could do.... Of all the kids in my family, I was probably the one considered least likely to succeed because I had no passion for getting out and earning a living. Having fun was a different story." In his motivational memoir, basketball legend Michael Jordan reveals himself as more complicated and vulnerable than his carefully chiseled media image suggests.
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Sports icon Jordan, joined by Nike VP Hatfield, gives thanks to his mentors in words and pictures. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416524137
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 10/24/2005
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 597,341
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author


Mark Vancil is president of Rare Air Media, a publishing and communications company based in Winnetka, Illinois, that has produced dozens of award-winning books and custom publishing programs for sports, publishing and entertainment clients.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    M BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER

    One of the greaatest basketball players!!!!he got cut in high school but it dont matter because he is
    the best basketball player now!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Introduction This book reveals important parts of Michael Jordan

    Introduction
    This book reveals important parts of Michael Jordan’s life as a young boy and some great goals he achieves during his life and as a professional basketball player. Great book!
    Description and summary of main points
    Michael Jordan works hard a being great at basketball and ends up at being one of the best payers there ever was. He led the other players on his team to an overall of six championships. Awesome!
    Evaluation
    This book offers a large amount of factual information on events in Michael Jordan’s life. It discusses his life during high school and college as well as when he was even younger. It discusses information of when he was on the Olympics basketball team. Other biographies do not compare to this one as this book contained more information than usual books of this genre. Cool!
    Conclusion
    Fantastic book! It is a great book for anyone wanting to know a little bit more about Michael Jordan. The book is easy to read and is around 150 pages long.
    Your final review
    This is probably my most favorite book . I WOULD GIVE IT 5/5 STARS BECAUSE IT IS GREAT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Read

    I give this a one because i pooped on the nook when i took a dump in a toilet when i was reaing this

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    He is

    The best

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Good not great

    This book is kind of hard to follow.... but it gives a lot of info on his business life. If you're looking for something about his on court accomplishments this isn't for you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Stupid sample

    No offense to mj but this free sample is lame id rather watch a movie about three little kittens who lost their mittens and trust me that means that the sample was really stupid cuz normally i would pick reading over watching movies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Hi

    Go MJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Great

    Duh thats because u got the sample dummy. The real book is great and inspiring and tells u how the best NBA player of all time came to be who he is. Sadly, it is very expensive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2008

    its the greatest shoe book

    its just great jordan and tinker hatfield's details of the shoes and inspirations about it .they explain how they felt and not just a good looking shoe it was about the performance .it talks about jordans life and games its a perfect book for sneakerheads

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    MJ should win a ring for writing!!!

    If you¿ve ever worn a pair of Jordan shoes before then you¿ve probably wondered the story behind Michael Jordan himself. In the book Driven from Within it goes through the life of the greatest basketball player of all him. It goes through his life from when he played in high school until he got his own shoe. This book puts emphasis on that theme ¿ Be the best that you can be.¿ Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. But he didn¿t stay there for long when he was a toddler he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina with his two brothers and two sisters. In his child life he loved to play sports he didn¿t just focus on basketball yet. He was very competitive with his brother, which probably helped him become the player he is now. Ironically the best player in all of basketball got cut from the varsity team at Laney High School in his sophomore year. But that just made him motivated him to do better and eventually led the team to the state championship. He got a scholarship to the University of North Carolina. After college he got selected in the 3rd round draft pick to the NBA. In his first year in the NBA he made a huge impact. His skills later led to six championship titles and his own shoe. Michael Jordan was not like any other player in the NBA. He was very driven to be the best and his determination made him a great player. But he had a lot of help on the way. Of course like any other son he had the help of his mother Delores Jordan. She supported him in his basketball career. He also got a lot of support from his coach from the University of North Carolina Dean Smith. He led him in the direction to become a great basketball player. The writer uses a great technique to write this book. He goes a great job in describe Michael Jordan¿s life. Another thing that the writer does well is that he puts pictures in the book. That¿s good because it¿s not like other long boring books that don¿t have any pictures too look at. So kudos to Michael Jordan for writing a great book. Not only is he a good basketball player but he¿s proven to be a good book writer too. The point of view of this book is in first person so Michael tells his whole story from his point of view. But some of the things that disappointed be about this book is that Michael didn¿t really express his feelings about stuff. But other than that the book was good. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a 11! I recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of basketball. I¿d also recommend this book to anyone that is a fanatic of ¿Jordan¿ brand shoes. This book has to be one of my favorite books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2006

    Awesome

    This cunning story about six time National Basketball Association champion, Micheal Jordan is extremely inspiring to all who have their eyes set on something big in life. It shows how determination and hard work can pay off to a successful life in the future. It is a true nothing to something story about this kid who grew up with low expectations from freinds and family alike, and ended his professional career as arguably the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball. This book is an inspiration to anyone who reads it, specially young atheletes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    Motivation For My Students

    As a P.E. teacher of grades 7,8,9 I am always looking for away to get my students to believe more in themsleves,try harder,and find that one thing that makes this all happen. After reading this book I thought I might have found it so I gave it to one of my studnets to see what happened and they passed it on to another and another. The number of studnet that have read it is amazing I couldn't have asked for more. GREAT BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2006

    Busy college student

    This book was amazing I found myself very motivated to particpate in my sport seasons. This book really shows how much motivation MJ has and how he uses it to help his teammates strive to the next level as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    WHY BILLIONS OF CHINESE, AFRICANS, AMERICANS, OTHERS WANT TO BE LIKE MIKE

    The inspiration that this book gives to people along with the personal power to uplift that Michael Jordan has, helps us take sports seriously, uplift self through dedication and inspires self-education with reading and books like 'A History of Education Book II,' ( Xlibris ) and 'Susu Economics' pub by Authorhouse ) John S Williamson Black Nubian Empire Brixton, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2006

    Who doesn't want to be like Mike?

    This book will put you in awe of Michael's sports prowess and business savvy. While not an autobiography so much as a look into why he had success in the business world and on the basketball court, this book ties in Michael's shoe contract with Nike with the various stages of his life. Beautifully illustrated, this is a wonderful 'coffee table book' or winter read when your looking for some motivation. Also makes an excellent gift for any sports fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    MJ, him J, fade-away, perfect!!

    If you're looking for a heavy, in-depth read, then this book is not for you. However, if you're like me and many others who are MJ fans for life, this book is a must have. Though the reading is a bit thin, and the commentary on each and every shoe released from '84 until now may seem like a vain and blatant marketing scheme, you simply must love everything associated with Mike. He's like Midas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    HE IS A GOD

    ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING MJ TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD.NOW EVERTHING HE SAYS DOES ALSO.OPRAH HAD HIM AS A GUEST AND IT'S JUST AMAZING HOW EVERYONE STARES ALMOST IN A DAZE WAITING FOR WHATS NEXT TO COME OUT THIS GUYS MOUTH AND YOU FALL IN LOVE. SMART,SAAVY MJ'S A GOD ON OFF THE COURT......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Who wouldn't want to be like Mike?

    This book was awesome! You feel like you are living the life of Michael Jordan! You feel like you know him as much as you know yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2005

    Superb

    Michael Jordan in Driven from Within: 'Excellence isn't a one-week or one-year ideal. It's a constant.' The Jordan Books are the best among sports books, going all the way back to 1980s. And this is one of the best Jordan books, up there with Rebound and Rare Air.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2005

    mj = the best

    MJ is one of the best to play the game if not the best. I love everything he does from his sneakers to his clothing line. I will be buying thus book as soon as i can.

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