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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott R. Singer, Mark Levine Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781596595644
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Investment banker Scott R. Singer learned the hard way that the ability to confront and overcome the unexpected is the most important skill a businessperson can develop. No matter how smart or experienced you are, unanticipated changes can knock anyone off guard. So it's not enough to be a good fastball hitter-you have to get great at hitting curveballs.

After a series of career setbacks and transitions,

Singer started to develop a new approach to dealing with unforeseen problems. He also interviewed prominent curveball hitters such as Leslie Moonves of CBS, Alan Schwartz of Bear Stearns, and actor Michael J. Fox.

Singer's rules for surviving uncertainty include:

· Step up to the plate: Act fast to mitigate the negative and turn crisis into opportunity.

· Be the batter, not the ball: Don't change your view of the world. Be a realist, not a pessimist.

· Keep your eye on the ball: Focus on the task at hand instead of worrying about what might happen.

This fun yet practical audio book can help anyone avoid striking out in both their business and their personal lives. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If it’s raining, you have to learn to love the rain, because it’s not going to stop just because you don’t like it. Life is all about learning how to hit the curveballs we’re thrown, and Scott Singer offers some great insights in how to do just that.”

    Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut and author of Magnificent Desolation

  • “Everyone in business, from executives in the boardroom to those on the sales floor, needs courage to face our challenging times. Knowing how to hit a curveball is one of the most valuable skills for succeeding in this environment.”

    Ken Langone, founder, chairman, and CEO of Invemed Associates; cofounder of Home Depot

  • “In this chaotic business world, the ability to hit a curveball is what separates the winners from the losers, and Scott Singer knows the game as well as anybody out there.”

    Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation

  • “Scot Singer provides a refreshingly practical approach to confronting and overcoming unexpected obstacles on the road to success.”

    Kay Koplovitz, chairman of Liz Claiborne; founder of USANetworks and Sci-Fi Channel

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About the Author

Scott R. Singer is a managing director and head of media and entertainment for The Bank Street Group. An expert on strategic change, his clients have included major companies such as CBS, Comcast, Disney, Liberty Media, NBC Universal, Time Warner, and Viacom. He is the coauthor of How to Hit a Curveball: Confront and Overcome the Unexpected in Business and lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.