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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail DeGeorge Narrator: Joseph Campanella Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape

Thirty-five years ago, Wayne Huizenga rose before the sun to run his garbage-collection route. Today, the sun never sets on the international Blockbuster Video empire he created, and he has emerged from the spoils of the Paramount/Viacom merger one of the most powerful and wealthy figures in the entertainment and sports businesses.

The Making of a Blockbuster explores Huizenga's strategy, management style, and deal-making acumen as it traces the evolution of his business empire through a quirky string of profitable ventures. Under Huizenga's guidance, Blockbuster grew from 19 stores to a chain of more than 3,700. And annual revenues leapt from $7 million to $2.6 billion. Huizenga is also the innovative owner of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, the Florida Panthers, and of Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium. And he has proposed a 2,500-acre sports and entertainment complex in Florida called Blockbuster Park - and aptly nicknamed Wayne's World. Where he'll turn next is anyone's guess, but it is sure to make headlines.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Derek | 6/18/2012

    " Told Huizenga's story of building Waste Management and Blockbuster into a page turner, if you like business biographies. Also fairly shows the personal compromises made when one's career is uncompromised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Derek | 3/30/2010

    " Told Huizenga's story of building Waste Management and Blockbuster into a page turner, if you like business biographies. Also fairly shows the personal compromises made when one's career is uncompromised. "

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