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by Gail DeGeorge


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This book shows how Wayne can spot a business that has a lot of potential and take it over to make it a giant

The Making of a Blockbuster is an enthralling read for allwho follow the entertainment and sports industries, and businessreaders who want to find out just how it's done. This book shows how Wayne can spot a business that has a lot of potential and take it over to make it a giant. This was a great book, B. Fitz.

The Making of a Blockbuster is an engrossing depiction of an outof .

Itcaptures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwaveringcharacter of a blockbuster personality and his rise to thiscountrys preeminent entrepreneur. Sumner Redstone Chairman ofthe Board, Viacom Inc. This is more than a book. Its a fantasy about a man with greatvision. GAIL DeGEORGE is the Miami bureau manager for BusinessWeek. She has covered a broad range of business topics and has written about H. Wayne Huizenga and Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.

The Making of a Blockbuster book. The Making of a Blockbuster is an engrossing depiction. It captures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwavering character of a blockbuster personality and his rise to this country's preeminent entrepreneur. - Sumner Redstone Chairman of the Board, Viacom Inc. "This is more than a book.

Huizenga soon went active with Blockbuster Entertainment, a small chain of shops that .

Huizenga soon went active with Blockbuster Entertainment, a small chain of shops that he turned into a show-biz power in less than seven years. Since he sold out last year, the major-league baseball, football, and hockey franchises he has bought or launched in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area have kept him occupied to a limited extent. But it's unlikely that the relentlessly enterprising Huizenga will be long absent from the commercial mainstream. The grandson of a Dutch immigrant who set up shop as a trash hauler in the Chicago area, Huizenga (who turns 58 later this year) entered the same trade in South Florida's Broward County.

a Blockbuster : How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape.

The Making of a Blockbuster : How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape. Itcaptures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwaveringcharacter of a blockbuster personality and his rise to thiscountry's preeminent entrepreneur. - Sumner Redstone Chairman ofthe Board, Viacom Inc. It's a fantasy about a man with greatvision.

For Wayne Huizenga, the making of money, as he is often quoted as saying, has become akin to a game, Gail DeGeorge wrote in her 1994 biography, The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit and Videotape. The money is simply a way to keep score. By that benchmark, he has done quite well, indeed.

The Making of a Blockbuster is an engrossing depiction of an out of. .The whole story is between the covers of this fascinating book, The Making of a Blockbuster.

It captures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwavering character of a blockbuster personality and his rise to this country's preeminent entrepreneur. Sumner Redstone Chairman of the Board, Viacom Inc. It's a fantasy about a man with great vision.

How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape. And he has proposed a 2,500-acre sports and entertainment complex in Florida called Blockbuster Park - and aptly nicknamed Wayne's World. Thirty-five years ago, Wayne Huizenga rose before the sun to run his garbage-collection route. Today, the sun never sets on the international Blockbuster Video empire he created, and he has emerged from the spoils of the Paramount/Viacom merger one of the most powerful and wealthy figures in the entertainment and sports businesses. Where he'll turn next is anyone's guess, but it is sure to make headlines.

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The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit .

The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape.

"The Making of a Blockbuster is an engrossing depiction of an out of nowhere, self-made American industrialist, Wayne Huizenga. It captures with intensity the true grit and dynamic, unwavering character of a blockbuster personality and his rise to this country's preeminent entrepreneur." -- Sumner Redstone Chairman of the Board, Viacom Inc. "This is more than a book. It's a fantasy about a man with great vision. A must read for anyone with dreams for their future." -- Aaron Spelling Spelling Television Inc. "I have always admired anyone who makes it on their own and Wayne has done that in a big time way while never forgetting where it all began. The whole story is between the covers of this fascinating book, The Making of a Blockbuster." -- Frank Gifford ABC Sports Despite all the media buzz surrounding Blockbuster video, little has been written about Wayne Huizenga, the charismatic man behind it all--until now. Here is the complete inside story of how this college dropout-turned-garbage collector rose to become a corporate titan. This eye-opening book reveals everything from Huizenga's incredible transformation of 19 Blockbuster stores into a $4 billion entertainment conglomerate to his successful entry into the sports arena as owner of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and the Florida Panthers. Huizenga's winning combination of business strategies, management style, and vision is explained in this book--a fascinating testament to the power of true grit, seat-of-the-pants dealmaking, and sheer entrepreneurial genius. The Making of a Blockbuster is an enthralling read for all who follow the entertainment and sports industries, and business readers who want to find out just how it's done.

Comments: (7)

Fenrikree
Guy had a interesting strategy of consolidating industries that were ripe.
asAS
I have now read this book again for the third time. Great overview of Mr. Huizenga's business achievements. I wish the author would have gotten into more detail about how he runs a business etc; but overall a great book, that I highly recommend.
mIni-Like
fine
Clandratha
Very interesting read.
Eta
Thank you
Syleazahad
That's the return an investor in Blockbuster in Jan. 1987 would have had. And for Wayne's investment, $17.5 million, that grew to $600 million in 7 years.

This is a truly intriguing story of how Wayne (and team) built TWO multi billion dollar companies, Blockbuster Entertainment and Waste Management. The author, Gail does a great job of taking you through Wayne's early days when all of his garbage company's credit lines were exhausted and meeting the day to day expenses were a struggle, up to the point that he realized that the best bet was to go public so he could use the stock as currency for rapid expansion. And rapidly expand he did. In the 10 months between March and December 1972, Waste Management bought 133 different businesses.

During his forays in the water business Wayne and his right hand man Steve Berrard scooped up 16 water companies in eight months, going from zero to the thirteenth largest bottled water company in the nation, which was sold to Clorox for a profit of $16 million within 3 years.

Berrard's deal making skills:
-Don't paint yourself into a corner
-Never say anything that won't let you come back in the front door
-Don't say something is a deal breaker
-A deal is never dead if you don't let it die
-Always let the other side set the initial price
-Always leave room to back up
-Recognize what the other side really wants out of a deal
-Know when to walk
-Don't take no for an answer

Talking about Blockbuster Wayne would point out that the stores were paying for themselves in roughly 3 years from the cash flow. (mental not for business buyers)

As anyone who reads my other reviews or my blog knows, I zero in on the structure of the deals mentioned in the book. Interestingly you get a good idea of how the whole Blockbuster - Virgin deal was structured. Blockbuster was to be an even partner in Virgin's 15 stores in Europe and have 75% ownership of the US stores (other than the LA store which they had 1/3). Virgin would retain managing control along with its 25%. Blockbuster would fund the expansion.

Great Quotes:

"The biggest lesson I learned is that when you say you're going to do something, be darn sure you do it."

"Huizenga held fast to two rules: Don't loose a deal because you're not paying attention to it and never talk about it until its done and in writing."

"His father says, Wayne is still driven by the same force that's driven him since the purchase of that first garbage truck in 1962. (The Deal) The excitement of making the deal. I think that's what drives him"

By Kevin Kingston, author of: A 20,000% Gain in Real Estate: A True Story About the Ups and Downs From Wall Street to Real Estate Leading to Phenomenal Returns
Ynap
This book tells the story of a guy w/ modest means and how he created two of the best businesses in U.S history starting w/ nothing. This is not just some ego pumping motivational biography. This book tells you exactly what is required of you if your goal is to build a business starting from scratch and putting everything together working over 100 hours per week and eventually listing your company on the NYSE and becoming a billionaire. Wayne is the ultimate deal maker, and you can see very clearly in these pages how one can reach the highest levels of business succes through extremely hard work, and single minded determination and drive. Bottom line if you want to know what it really takes to build a 2.5 billion dollar net worth and get your name on the Forbes 400, and also building an international multi billion dollar company from scratch... well than spend your money on this book you won't be dissapointed... Blake [email protected]
This is a great book that shows the natural born ability of a deal maker. This book shows how Wayne can spot a business that has a lot of potential and take it over to make it a giant. This was a great book,

B. Fitz
The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape download epub
Professionals & Academics
Author: Gail DeGeorge
ISBN: 0471122696
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 31, 1995)
Pages: 354 pages