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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Jeffrey Jordan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1963 in Brooklyn, New York


Illinois Connection

Jordan moved to Chicago in 1984 to play with the Chicago Bulls.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jordan is a former professional basketball player, an entrepreneur, and current majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Rare Air
ISBN: 0006490662

HarperSanFrancisco. 1994

I Can't Accept Not Trying
ISBN: 1892866005

Rare Air Limited. 1994

In his own inspiring words, Michael Jordan, the most extraordinary athlete of our time, shares the rules he has lived and achieved by. Underlying his enormous accomplishments are a set of simple principles that provide the foundation for his entire life. He draws on these to show us all how we can learn to set goals and overcome obstacles, confront fear and self-doubt, commit to our dreams and avoid distraction, be a leader and a team player, master the basics to reach new heights in excellence, and reap the rewards of self-discipline.

Driven from Within
ISBN: 0743284518

Atria. 2006

Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms. His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular performances in sports history, while his enduring grace and unique sense of style made him equally famous in the worlds of fashion, business, and marketing. In this book, he makes it clear that the basis for his phenomenal success came from the inside out, thanks in part to those who guided him along the way. His skill, work ethic, philosophy, personal style, competitiveness and presence have flowed from the basketball court and into every facet of his life. This is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy generated when people combine their creativity and passion, and a fearless desire to lead.--From publisher description.


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