On Sale 05/09/17
The traits that make Sam Zell one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising, enigmatic, and entertaining mavericks in American business.
“I CAN SEEM GRUFF. I KNOW THAT. AND I CAN BE IMPATIENT. I have an embedded sense of urgency. What I can’t figure out is why so many other people don’t have it. But from an early age I realized that I had a fundamentally different perspective from my peers. And I was willing to trade conformity for authenticity—even when that meant being an outlier, which it usually did, and even if it meant being on my own.” -SAM ZELL
“Here we have the real Sam Zell: one of our nation’s most interesting, provocative, and successful practitioners of business and life. He is a biker, wearer of leathers and jeans and boots and his signature quirky beard. He’s a wise man who hates fuzzy thinking. He is a professional change agent with a voracious appetite for new ideas, and a student of cycles who worships at the altar of supply and demand. He points his skis straight downhill. All of this comes out in his book.” -STEVEN ROTH