The Last Laugh: Vision to Victory

The Last Laugh: Vision to Victory

by Dennis Franks, Vince Papale


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Vince Papale and Dennis Franks have seen their fair share of adversity. From being told they'd never make it in the NFL to making the tough transition to the business world, the odds have seldom been in their favor. And yet, despite these challenges, Vince, Dennis, and their star-studded hall of fame have managed to meet their goals and get their last laugh. How? The answer is simple: the Victor's Code.

Learn the code that has driven the achievements of elite athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, authors, actors, and influencers from across the professional space. Learn from the victories of hall of famers Pat Croce, Cosmo DeNicola, Bo Eason, Jim Harbaugh, Mariel Hemingway, Helie Lee, Colonel Tom Manion, Heather Mitts Feeley, Ken Mok, JR Ridinger, Brian Rutenberg, and Dick Vermeil. Whatever your circumstances and whatever your challenges, you too can earn your last laugh.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684016150
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dennis Franks is the Executive Vice President (and part owner) of Market America, Inc and a top earner in the network marketing industry. He played football for the University of Michigan, where he was an All-Big Ten and second team All-American, and went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. Dennis and his wife, Nancy, have two lovely daughters, Lauren and Katie, and a granddaughter, Izzy.

Vince Papale is one of the top motivational speakers in the country, inspiring people across the nation with the story of an underdog who made good. Vince is the subject of the Disney movie, Invincible (2006), the story of his journey from being a thirty-year-old teacher who'd never played a down of college ball to a key part of the Philadelphia Eagles squad. On the field as special teams captain, he and Dennis helped break the Eagles' eleven-year losing streak. Years later, he won another crucial victory and survived cancer. He is married to world-class gymnast Janet Papale and is the father of two children, Vince Jr. and Gabriella.

Table of Contents

Dedication 3

Acknowledgments 4

Foreword: Mark Wahlberg - Academy Award-nominated actor and entrepreneur 6

Foreword: Carl Peterson-Former president, general manager, and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs 7

Introduction: The Last Laugh 9

Section I The Victor's Code 13

A Vision-the state of being able to see 15

B Valor-possessing exceptional courage and determination 26

C Vehemence-showing great energy or passion 33

D Veracity-the habit of speaking the truth 41

E Vitality-the life force or ability to live 49

F Vigor-the ability to thrive and survive 64

G Victory-the accomplishment of an aim or purpose 72

Section II The Rest of the Story 75

A Vulnerable to Invincible-Vince Papale 76

B Busting Through Barriers-Dennis Franks 81

Section III The Hall of Fame 90

A Pat Croce-Former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, author of Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader 93

B Cosmo DeNicola-Serial entrepreneur, humanitarian 101

C Bo Eason-Playwright of Runt of the Litter, former San Francisco 49ers defensive back 109

D Jim Harbaugh-Former NFL quarterback, head coach of the Michigan Wolverines 121

E Mariel Hemingway-Academy Award-nominated actress, author, activist 127

F Helie Lee-Author of Still Life with Rice, documentarian of Macho Like Me, activist 133

G Colonel Tom Manion-Gold Star father, author, founder of the Travis Manion Foundation 141

H Heather Mitts Feeley-Olympic gold medalist in soccer, TV analyst, host of Soccer Superstar 147

I Ken Mok-Producer/director of America's Next Top Model, founder of IOSIO Entertainment 155

J JR Ridinger-Founder of Market America, Inc., business visionary, entrepreneur 165

K Brian Rutenberg-Award-winning painter, author of Clear Seeing Place 175

L Dick Vermeil-Super Bowl-winning NFL head coach, analyst, entrepreneur 183

Closing Thoughts 192

Recommended Resources 193

Endnotes 198

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