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A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story

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In A Curious Discovery, media titan John Hendricks tells the remarkable story of building one of the most successful media empires in the world, Discovery Communications.

John Hendricks, a well-respected corporate leader and brand builder, reveals that his professional achievements would not have been possible without one crucial quality that has informed his life since chi
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by HarperBusiness
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Lisa
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was great. if you need an inspirational book you should def read this one. to learn how John Hendricks built Discovery from the ground up and at times was at rock bottom is an extremely wonderful motivation. you can achieve anything if you persevere! def recommend.
Phoebe Yu Lok Yi
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Must-read for Discovery fans

The book begins with how the little things John encountered in his childhood inspired him to his entrepreneurial road, but I found those bits and pieces quite scattered and shallow. However, it soon starts to get interesting when John wrote about how his passion drove him to start up Discovery.

I could not stop myself nodding to every word John wrote. People who love watching Discovery will know what I mean. I was one of the "light TV viewers and were simply not intere
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Carol
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellently written memoir about the Founder of Discovery Communications >> a successful entrepreneur. He also weaves into the story the history of broadcast television and of course cable TV.
Bob
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Nice read, he's quite a good guy and did a lot of good for cable TV in general.
Kwang Wei Long
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
inspirational story of an entrepreneur who started in an industry that was already dominated by giants and went on to be one.
the book has a helpful appendix for wannabe entrepreneurs.
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