By Richard Brandt, Thomas Weisel, Lance Armstrong
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"Thom Weisel’s profession has been outstanding. In series he has outfitted winning funding banking and examine corporations. that might be adequate, yet he has additionally revitalized the U.S. Ski staff, sponsored and encouraged the successful journey de France biking workforce, inspired Lance Armstrong to turn into a world-class competitor back after his conflict with melanoma, financially and spiritually empowered the Empower the USA imagine tank, and assembled a world-class modern paintings assortment. you can't do all this with no need unparalleled power, uncanny imaginative and prescient, remarkable management traits and notable instinct. This ebook tells Thom’s tale and comprises a few of his personal insightful inspiration items. In Capital Instincts, you'll study much approximately administration, motivation, management and the targeted traits of humanity which are the substance of greatness." –Byron R. Wien coping with Director Morgan Stanley
"Serial successes are infrequent. those who span Silicon Valley and Wall highway, glossy paintings, Olympic ski racing, and the travel de France, rarer nonetheless. No, Capital Instincts: existence as an Entrepreneur, Financier, and Athlete isn’t a singular. however it is a mystery. Richard Brandt isn’t Robert Ludlum, yet he’ll have you ever having fun with turning pages simply as a lot. And Thom Weisel isn’t Jason Bourne, yet he strikes approximately as speedy and covers extra territory. a desirable strength, a amazing mix of strength and concentration, of expertise and intuition for markets and other people, of guts and force, he has lit up the worlds of finance, paintings and activities for many years. half biography, half company historical past, half Weisel’s personal perspectives on topics from administration, funding banking and entrepreneurship to the net bubble/bust and fiscal destiny, Capital Instincts is just riveting. greater than a needs to read–a pleasant learn to boot. And with Weisel going powerful, i will not often stay up for the sequel." –Michael J. Boskin T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Hoover establishment Senior Fellow Stanford collage
"Thom Weisel and Richard Brandt have produced a simple analyzing background that are supposed to be incorporated in each company examine software. management classes in activities and finance laced with real-life stories. i discovered myself remembering contemporary headlines as Thom tells the interior story." –Harvey W. Schiller President & CEO US Operations Assante Corp
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The 39 40 CAPITAL INSTINCTS idea was, in part, to help fill out Montgomery’s women’s running team for the Runner’s World Corporate Challenge Cup races. Weisel later laughed about the approach, conceding that running magazines weren’t the best place to find promising stockbrokers. However, the ad did have impact: One of the women who answered it ended up as Weisel’s second wife. For several years, the story became a favorite aside in newspaper articles about Weisel and the spectacular rise of his unusually athletic company.
0-minute half mile and a 50-second quarter mile by July of the next year. I figured that would help me win the SROG and be a competitive force on the various relay teams that we were focused on in the National Corporate Running Challenge sponsored by Runner’s World magazine. From the fall through the winter I laid the foundation. I would run longer distances, usually 10 to 15 miles, four times a week at a good pace. I’d run shorter distances the rest of the week. Then, in the spring, I started my track workouts, first doing short 220s at moderate speed and eventually running at race pace, but for shorter distances than the race objective.
He was one of the most wellread, interesting individuals I’ve ever known. He was a walking encyclopedia on sports, the Second World War, politics in the 1940s—he had the most diverse intellectual pursuits of anyone I’ve had the privilege of knowing. He just loved his kids, loved his family. And yet he was able to look at himself and review his life in a critical way. I don’t know if I would be that strong. Unfortunately for Jim, although he had the right stuff to get through most crises, he couldn’t beat his cancer.