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Jump In! Even If You Don't Know How to Swim (edition 2006)

by Mark Burnett

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Member:RonShore
Title:Jump In! Even If You Don't Know How to Swim
Authors:Mark Burnett
Info:Ballantine Books (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
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Having met both Mark Burnett and Donald Trump on my pursuit to being The Apprentice I read this book to find out more about who Mark Burnett was.
In the book Mr. Burnett goes into very great detail for what it took to go from selling T-shirts on the beach to creating a number of the most popular reality shows on television. If anybody thinks that it's easy to make it into Hollywood then this book will show the exact opposite to be true.
The work ethic and the dream and vision to create something from nothing required to do what Mr. Burnett has done is exceptional. The great part about this gook is that he gives clues tips and tricks as to how to overcome so many no's. This is one of the greatest books I've ever read and inspiring for everyone. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345480988, Hardcover)

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.

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Executive producer Mark Burnett has revolutionized television with his smash-hit reality shows, including Survivor and The Apprentice. So how did a British immigrant with very little cash and absolutely no connections become his own entertainment empire? 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 book, which includes stories about the shows and their contestants that have never before been revealed to the public, he uses his television adventures as a springboard to impart lessons that apply to the business world as well as to everyday life.… (more)

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