During his forty-year career in the worlds of law, sports, business, and politics, Ron Shapiro has worked with a great variety of people. He's found that the secret for getting into the winner's circle is simply disciplined preparation. In Dare to Prepare, successful people such as wine guru Robert Parker, investment legend Bill Miller, pianist Leon Fleisher, Goldman Sachs partner Lisa Fontenelli, broadcaster Bob Costas, firefighter Ann Marie Tierney, New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, and many others share the way they apply discipline in preparing for career-changing games, deals, meetings, and interviews. Cal Ripken, Jr., played thousands of games in the major leagues but prepared for each like it was his first. Here are the steps necessary for you to prepare like a champion.
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"Baltimore natives will recognize Ronald Shapiro's hit-the-deck-running style and the hard work he's put into this well-constructed lesson on the importance of preparation in meeting important challenges. A lawyer, sports agent, and negotiating expert, he's a bit of a grandstander--the epitome of calculating ambition. But the thinking behind this outstanding lesson is so remarkable and his vocal delivery so confident that you can't help but want to learn from him. His focus is on strategy and the three reasons why people fail to prepare for important performances. These basic ideas anchor the many illustrative stories from his celebrity client list to a handful of memorable principles. Ronald Shapiro's relaxed enunciation and phrasing help make this a solid lesson for anyone involved in presentations or complex negotiations. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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