Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet
Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, written by Todd Wilkinson, tracks the rise of the famed American media mogul who has become one of the world’s pioneering “eco-capitalists” and peace-minded humanitarians in the 21st century.
With two million acres of private land and a bison herd 55,000 animals strong, Turner is considered a pathfinder in showing how profit-minded agriculture can be pursued in ways that advance protection of imperiled species. His historic $1 billion gift to the United Nations not only resulted in creation of the United Nations Foundation, which is breaking new ground in advancing peace and trying to elevate hundreds of millions of people worldwide out of poverty, but it served as a catalyst for a new ethic in charitable giving being embraced by many high profile plutocrats. Turner also has been a leader, through his co-founding of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, in trying to eradicate nuclear weapons and keeping nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists.
Last Stand is a book that reveals not only a story certain to resonate with those who love the natural world and want to make a positive difference but business leaders desiring to create a better future for their kids and grandchildren.
Call Me Ted
“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”
These words of fatherly advice helped shape Ted Turner’s remarkable life, but they only begin to explain the colorful, energetic, and unique style that has made Ted into one of the most amazing personalities of our time. Along the way – among his numerous accomplishments – Ted became one of the richest men in the world, the largest land owner in the United States, revolutionized the television business with the creation of TBS and CNN, became a champion sailor and winner of the America’s Cup, and took home a World Series championship trophy in 1995 as owner of the Atlanta Braves.
An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story.
You’ll hear Ted’s personal take on how we can save the world…share his experiences in the dugout on the day when he appointed himself as manager of the Atlanta Braves….learn how he almost lost his life in the 1979 Fastnet sailing race (but came out the winner)…and discover surprising details about his dealings with Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and many more of the most influential people of the past half century.
In CALL ME TED, you’ll hear Ted Turner’s distinctive voice on every page. Always forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and delivers an honest account of what he’s all about. Inspiring and entertaining, CALL ME TED sheds new light on one of the greatest visionaries of our time.
I Am Eco Warrior
The I Am Eco-Warrior (IAEW) book started in 2009 by Roger Moenks with the intent to engage and involve a broader community in expanding the environmental dialogue. It is a collection of conversations with more than 53 global game-changers who address the environmental crisis in innovative and groundbreaking ways. IAEW comes alive with photographs from around the world, showcasing the beautiful, engaging, and enlightening work of these innovators. The in-depth interviews go far beyond the typical “What inspired you?” to reveal the inspiring and challenging stories of people who refuse to settle for anything less than world-changing innovation. The book provides a wealth of exceptional stories which exhibit a shift in the dialogue from traditional environmentalists to leaders in business, fashion, government, music, media, and more.
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