Over the course of a forty-year career in the worlds of law,
sports, business, and politics, Ron Shapiro has worked with and
advised an incredible variety of people. What he s found is that
the secret ingredient for getting into the winner s circle is
simply the discipline of methodical preparation: that old-school,
step-by-step way of having all your ducks in a row, whether you are
an executive getting ready to do a deal or make a speech; a pitcher
studying the traits of opposing hitters and keeping a meticulous
notebook of their strengths and weaknesses; an international trade
negotiator who knows all about the issues and the people on the
other side before sitting down at the table; or a surgeon who
rehearses like a classical musician.
Deep down, you know you should do it. But how often do you wing it
and fly by the seat of your pants because Gosh, I don t have time .
. . I ve done this before . . . I know what I m doing ? It is
obvious that you have to get ready for whatever game you re
playing, but all too frequently methodical preparation is the
missing ingredient in today s world of instant analysis, easy
access to information, and glibness that sounds good at first but
is unconnected with the reality at hand.
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. NPR host Liane
Hansen has interviewed countless people but approaches each
interview with the same meticulous research time and time again.
Make sure there are no slips twixt cup and lip as you get ready for
your next personal or professional challenge by daring to prepare.
"From the Hardcover edition.""
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