Jump In!

Jump In!

Even If You Don't Know How to Swim

Book - 2005
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Executive producer Mark Burnett has revolutionized television. Phrases from his smash-hit reality shows--"The tribe has spoken" and "You're fired"--have become part of our cultural lexicon. So how did a British immigrant with very little cash and absolutely no connections become his own entertainment empire? The answers can be found in Jump In!, Burnett's astounding personal saga. Burnett knows better than anyone that jumping into life with both feet first isn't always easy--in his pursuit of success, he has taken countless chances and flirted with outrageous failure dozens of times. But in the long run, he notes, the rewards are so much greater for the risk. In his time as a British Army paratrooper, and then behind the scenes of his blockbuster shows, Burnett has learned that delay and fear are the biggest enemies of achievement. In this fascinating book, he uses his television adventures as a springboard to impart invaluable lessons that apply to the business world as well as to everyday life. What qualities do the winners of Survivor and The Apprentice have in common? Where did the losers go wrong? Burnett tells all. Here, too, are incredible stories about the shows and their contestants that have never before been revealed to the public. From the Malaysian pirates who almost invaded the island of Pulau Tiga during the filming of the first Survivor to the gun battle with Somali partisans during the filming of Survivor: Africa, Burnett's larger-than-life experiences will amaze and enthrall. After years of facing remarkable challenges--both professional and personal--Mark Burnett knows it's best to trust your gut instincts, recognize what you want, and go for it full-throttle. Jump In! is a must read for those who want to seize the moment, take risks, think big, and achieve their goals.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine : 2005
ISBN: 9780345480989
Branch Call Number: 791.45 B934j
Characteristics: 272p illus


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Apr 27, 2018

Back when I was selling T-shirts on Venice Beach and getting my start in America, I had read and been inspired by his book The Art of the Deal. That book had motivated me to Jump In, take risk, and pursue a career as an entrepreneur. Mark Burnett, Jump In, P. 178

Apr 16, 2018

As British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli said, "Never complain and never explain."

Apr 13, 2018

Everyone gets knocked down. What's important is getting back up.


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Apr 13, 2018

Twelve years after writing the introduction to "Jump in!" Donald Trump will be President of the United States of America. DreamWorks a new Hollywood studio. *Chapter 7 Don't sell out, How teammates communicate can mean more than what is verbally said. I want to apply this chapter to my own life.* Never pitch ideas over the phone. Martha Stewart fans will enjoy Mark Burnett's surprising business dealings and visit to her home.

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