The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment

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Seller: grandeagleretail (692,705) 99.5%, Location: Fairfield, Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381024298894 The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape by Gail DeGeorge Estimated delivery 3-12 business days Format Paperback Condition Brand New Description "The Making of a Blockbuster is an engrossing depiction of an out of nowhere, self-made American industrialist, Wayne Huizenga. It captures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwavering character of a blockbuster personality and his rise to this country's preeminent entrepreneur." — Sumner Redstone Chairman of the Board, Viacom Inc."This is more than a book. It's a fantasy about a man with great vision. A must read for anyone with dreams for their future." — Aaron Spelling Spelling Television Inc."I have always admired anyone who makes it on their own and Wayne has done that in a big time way while never forgetting where it all began. The whole story is between the covers of this fascinating book, The Making of a Blockbuster." — Frank Gifford ABC SportsDespite all the media buzz surrounding Blockbuster video, little has been written about Wayne Huizenga, the charismatic man behind it all—until now. Here is the complete inside story of how this college dropout-turned-garbage collector rose to become a corporate titan. This eye-opening book reveals everything from Huizenga's incredible transformation of 19 Blockbuster stores into a $4 billion entertainment conglomerate to his successful entry into the sports arena as owner of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and the Florida Panthers. Huizenga's winning combination of business strategies, management style, and vision is explained in this book—a fascinating testament to the power of true grit, seat-of-the-pants dealmaking, and sheer entrepreneurial genius. The Making of a Blockbuster is an enthralling read for all who follow the entertainment and sports industries, and business readers who want to find out justhow it's done. Publisher Description BusinessWeek Best-Seller! "King Midas has nothing on Wayne Huizenga ..."-Business Week "Anyone curious about how the balding near-billionaire did it will find this book a satisfying read."-The Miami Herald "This is an informative account of an American success story."-Publishers Weekly The inside story of the multi-millionaire behind Blockbuster Video and a major player in the Viacom/Paramount/Blockbuster deal The Making of a Blockbuster chronicles the transformation of Wayne Huizenga from an ambitious Florida garbage man into a corporate titan. Follow Huizenga through a quirky string of profitable ventures-from the USD6 billion Waste Management, Inc. and the USD2.6 billion Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc., to the ownership of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and the Florida Panthers. GAIL DeGEORGE (Coral Gables, Florida) is the Miami Bureau Manager for Business Week. She has covered Blockbuster and Huizenga since 1987. She has also written for The Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Author Biography GAIL DeGEORGE is the Miami bureau manager for BusinessWeek. She has covered a broad range of business topics and has written about H. Wayne Huizenga and Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. since 1990. Details ISBN 0471159034 ISBN-13 9780471159032 Title The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape Author Gail DeGeorge Format Paperback Year 1997 Pages 362 Edition 1st Publisher Wiley Dimensions5.6 in. x 0.9 in. x 8.6 in. GE_Item_ID:7526355; About Us Grand Eagle Retail is the ideal place for all your shopping needs! With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and over 1,000,000 in stock items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! Shipping & Delivery Times Shipping is FREE to any address in USA. Please view eBay estimated delivery times at the top of the listing. Deliveries are made by either USPS or Courier. We are unable to deliver faster than stated. International deliveries will take 1-6 weeks. NOTE: We are unable to offer combined shipping for multiple items purchased. This is because our items are shipped from different locations. Returns If you wish to return an item, please consult our Returns Policy as below: Please contact Customer Services and request "Return Authorisation" before you send your item back to us. Unauthorised returns will not be accepted. Returns must be postmarked within 4 business days of authorisation and must be in resellable condition. Returns are shipped at the customer's risk. We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. For purchases where a shipping charge was paid, there will be no refund of the original shipping charge. Additional Questions If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us. Categories Baby Books Electronics Fashion Games Health & Beauty Home, Garden & Pets Movies Music Sports & Outdoors Toys Condition: Brand New, ISBN-13: 9780471159032, Publication Year: 1997, Language: English, Format: Paperback

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