|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsDedicationAcknowledgmentsForeword, by Mark CubanPrefacePart 1: PREPARATION1. Early Life in a Skid Row Bar2. Just Another Knucklehead3. Barbara4. The Jesuits5. Lessons on Racial Justice6. Seeds of Servant Leadership7. Starting OutPart 2: OPPORTUNITY8. Serving a Governor9. Practicing Law10. Presidential Politics11. Serving a Mayor12. Bringing the Super Bowl to Indy13. Returning to Indiana University14. Healing15. Leading and Rebuilding16. The Coaches17. A Final Word
What People are Saying About This
Fred Glass is wise, funny and unsparingly honest. Making Your Own Luck is more than just the story of a scrappy kid prevailing after weaving through the obstacles of an unconventional upbringing. Glass's memoir forces us to confront the excuses we often make that hold us back from success in our careers and in our lives. While Glass is a person of remarkable accomplishment, he makes a compelling case that you don't have to be born remarkable to achieve great things. He asks us to embrace the idea that we can – and should – shape our own destinies. He wants each of us to walk away from this entertaining and inspiring book saying, 'Well, if he can do it, why can't I?'
A winning combination of a coming-of-age tale, an honest spiritual memoir, and how-to book on building teamwork, all presented with a true writer's flair.
Fred Glass has written a wise book about how to find fulfillment, happiness, and meaning in life. At a time when so much seems superficial, his sound reflections based on personal experience are important and worthwhile.
Fred Glass has written a unique book: part autobiography, part oral history of modern Indiana politics and government, and part primer on how to navigate the world of big time pro and collegiate sports . It is the inspiring story of one of the finest and most successful men I have been privileged to know. I'm certain you will enjoy and benefit from reading it.
Fred Glass is a true representative of the philosophy that you can make it in the GAME OF LIFE if you possess desire and determination. This is a great read for people chasing dreams. Fred's climb to success can inspire and motivate YOU in pursuing your goals. Fred Glass's story is AWESOME BABY with a capital "A"!
Fred's friendly leadership style belies the keen human insights he has gained along the way as a son of a tavern owner, a practicing lawyer and an advisor to city, state and national leaders. As commissioner of the Big Ten, I had a front row seat to admire and collaborate with a man who listened and led IU athletics to success while treating all around him with dignity and respect. [Making Your Own Luck] is a great read, which I highly recommend.