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Greg Sankey is the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. He previously served the SEC for 13 years in various capacities. Prior to that, he was the commissioner of the Southland Conference. Sankey is a native of Auburn, New York.
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The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
Annie Duke - 2022-10-04
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Learn the art of quitting for greater success with tools and strategies from the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets. Drawing on real-life stories from successful athletes, CEOs, and entertainers, Quit teaches you how to make tough decisions and when to fold em, saving you time, energy, and money. Discover the forces that work against good quitting behavior and learn how to think in expected value to make better decisions. Whether you're facing a business or a personal decision, mastering the skill of quitting will help you make your best next move.
Greg Sankey
I just read QUIT: The Power Of Knowing When To Walk Away by @AnnieDuke. This is the second @AnnieDuke book for me…the first was THINKING IN BETS an ENORMOUSLY helpful book during 2020 COVID decision-making! “Contrary to popular belief, winners quit a lot. That’s how they win.”      source
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Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
Annie Duke - 2018-02-06
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"Thinking in Bets" by Annie Duke is a guide to making better decisions in an uncertain world. Using examples from business, sports, politics, and poker, Duke shows how embracing uncertainty and thinking in probabilities can lead to long-term success. Learn how to assess what you know and don't know, avoid knee-jerk reactions and biases, and become more confident and successful in decision-making.
Greg Sankey
I just read QUIT: The Power Of Knowing When To Walk Away by @AnnieDuke. This is the second @AnnieDuke book for me…the first was THINKING IN BETS an ENORMOUSLY helpful book during 2020 COVID decision-making! “Contrary to popular belief, winners quit a lot. That’s how they win.”      source
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Miracle in Lake Placid
The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told
John Gilbert - 2019-11-19
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This book celebrates America's greatest Olympic victory, the 1980 US-USSR Hockey Game, and deeply examines the impact it had on the players, coaches, and American hockey in general. From Mike Eruzione to Herb Brooks, the author covers all key players and leaders, providing a never-before-told angle on the game and the ripple effect it created. Through extensive research, the author offers a look at this moment unlike any other and helps answer the question as to why it continues to capture our imaginations.
Greg Sankey
Summer Reading Book #24 is MIRACLE IN LAKE PLACID: THE GREATEST HOCKEY STORY EVER TOLD by John Gilbert “(Herb) Brooks…delivered what is quite possibly the best pregame speech in sports history: ‘You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours!’”      source
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How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think
Andy Andrews - 2011-01-01
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Discover the truth behind the murder of 11 million people and how lying allowed it to happen in this thought-provoking and updated nonpartisan bestseller. Andy Andrews challenges readers to become informed, demanding citizens who seek accuracy and integrity from leaders. This book explores the dangers of believing lies and the importance of seeking factual accounts of historical events. By examining the tactics of the Nazi regime, readers are encouraged to question and analyze the decisions of our own leaders. A timely wake-up call for informed citizenship based on the unchanging standard of truth.
Greg Sankey
Summer Reading Book #21 is HOW DO YOU KILL 11 MILLION PEOPLE? by @AndyAndrews “On the other hand, do we see a pattern in some bad choices we have made? Did those bad choices seem to connect the miserable dots that sank our life’s results ever lower?”      source
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The Lessons of History
Will Durant - 1997-01-01 (first published in 1968)
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Discover the towering themes of history with this accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress. The Lessons of History is a concise survey of culture and civilization, taking readers on a journey through the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant juxtapose great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, revealing the essence of our own existence.
Greg Sankey
Summer Reading Book #20 is THE LESSONS OF HISTORY by Will & Ariel Durant “With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time.”      source
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Through the Eyes of a Lion
Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power
Levi Lusko - 2015-08-04
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This heart-wrenching book follows a family coping with the unexpected loss of their young daughter. Through the Eyes of a Lion offers guidance on how to turn tragedy into triumph, and encourages readers to view their own hardships from a different perspective. This powerful book will help you find strength and renewal, and view your life's journey through the eyes of a lion.
Greg Sankey
Summer Reading Book #18–THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION by @levilusko “Far more often the recipe for success is simple and unpleasant. You persevere through difficulty, bad ideas, bad days, and bitterness again and again and again until something clicks. It’s not sexy, but it’s true.”      source
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Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
Peter B. Stark, Mary C. Kelly - 2016-05-13
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This book delves into why leaders fail and what successful leaders do differently, making it a must-read for aspiring leaders at any level. It offers insight into behaviors that may be hurting team loyalty, identifies barriers to productivity, and provides tools to align goals with organizational mission. With 49 actionable prescriptions for success, readers can learn to facilitate an environment where employees can grow and develop to their full potential. Plus, readers can access a personalized leadership assessment to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Bronze Medal Winner of the Global Ebook Awards.
Greg Sankey
Summer Book 15: WHY LEADERS FAIL—7 PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SUCCESS by @peterbstark @marykellyspeaks Becoming a great leader & earning relationships with people who are motivated to follow you for long periods of time is hard work—If it were easy there’d be an abundance of great leaders      source
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The Sun Does Shine
How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice
Anthony Hinton - 2018-03-27
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This book tells the story of a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Despite his wrongful imprisonment, he finds hope and joy through the power of reading and is ultimately able to transform himself and those around him. With a foreword by a civil rights attorney, this powerful memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit in the face of injustice.
Greg Sankey
Summer reading book #8 is THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton “What kind of world is it where an innocent man can lose 16 years of his life & it’s a waste of time to let him prove he’s innocent? My 16 years was less important than 2 or 3 days of the attorney general’s time.”      source
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The Changing World Order
Why Nations Succeed and Fail
Ray Dalio - 2021-11-30
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"Discover the forces that have shaped the world's major countries in The Changing World Order by a legendary investor and bestselling author. Ray Dalio delves into history's most turbulent economic and political periods to offer insights on why the times ahead will be radically different than what we've experienced before. With practical principles for business leaders, investors, and policymakers, this book provides perspective on the cycles and dynamics that have impacted global markets and the world order throughout history."
Greg Sankey
Summer reading book #5 is THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER by @RayDalio. The full title: Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order—Why Nations Succeed and Fail. This is the second Dalio book I have read, the first being Principles: Life and Work…both have been worth reading.      source
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