A Passion to Win

  • by Sumner Redstone, Peter Knobler
  • Narrated by Sumner Redstone
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A titan of modern media, Viacom Chairman and CEO Sumner Redstone reveals how he battled his way to become the head of one of the world's greatest media empires, and the richest man in entertainment. In this most fascinating business autobiography, Sumner Redstone tells the unvarnished story of how he overcame every obstacle to build a vast media and entertainment engine that includes Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Blockbuster, Simon & Schuster, and CBS. A larger-than-life figure in the grand tradition of the Hearsts, Paleys, and Pulitzers, Redstone was voted by 600 corporate executives as the #1 most inspiring CEO. A Passion to Win offers a riveting look behind the scenes at the highly charged negotiations that won Redstone both Viacom and Paramount. In a world of high-visibility corporate battles, Redstone pulls no punches. This is the audiobook that tells the listener what it takes to win. Behind it all is the same iron will that helped Redstone survive a deadly fire at Boston's Copley Plaza Hotel by clinging with one hand to a third-story ledge before being rescued - with burns so sever over nearly half his body that doctors feared he would die. Never before has Sumner Redstone revealed himself so candidly - and with the assistance of writer Peter Knobler - he has written an inspirational life story.

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What the Critics Say

"An interesting window on the evolution of a sprawling modern media company." (Business Week)

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VIACOM CEO great listen to enjoy

VIACOM CEO story of Mr Somner is too good made excellent as he reads the audio book himself to seem as if he is sitting in front if you and telling all that happened in a great HOW I DID IT episodes..... a gentleman a legend ...
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio